Georgia Historical Society
The Reuben King Journal, 1800- 1806
Edited by Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood
THE GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Unkich Bonnell Phillips Memorial Fund
Has Made Possible the Publication of This
REUBEN King (1779- 1867), by trade a tanner, was one of
the many New Englanders who migrated to Georgia after
the Revolutionary War. In the pages of his Journal, we have an
account of everyday life by a young man seeking his fortune
without benefit of money or fame. His travels from Sharon,
Connecticut, to Pittsburgh, mostly on foot, and later from Balti-
more to Georgia by ship, illustrate how relatively easy it was to
go south during this period. His comments on sickness and weather,
business and social life give us an interesting glimpse of life in a
small coastal Georgia town. Antedating a Darien, Georgia, news-
paper by more than a decade, the Journal's record of local people
and events makes it the sole source for certain happenings in that
A visit to Connecticut in 1806 did not dissuade Reuben King
from making Mcintosh County, Georgia, his home. Six years
later he was married to Abigail, daughter of Joseph Austin of
neighboring Liberty County. During the War of 181 2, he was
a private in Capt. Joseph O'Neal's Company of Infantry, Georgia
Militia, Regiment of Colonel John Pray. In 1822 he was elected
Alderman of the City of Darien, and was Mcintosh County
Surveyor, 1832-36. Sometime between 1830 and 1840, the family
moved from Darien into the 22nd District of Mcintosh County,
where Reuben King, already a slave owner, became a successful
planter. By i860 his accumulated real and personal estate was
valued over forty thousand dollars.
George King ( 1754-183 1), eldest brother of Reuben, and men-
tioned in this Journal, evidently went from Windsor to Sharon,
Connecticut, in 1784. "He had previously been connected with the
commissary department of the army, and at the close of the war
established himself as a merchant, in company with Eli Mills. He
prosecuted business with great success for many years, and ac-
cumulated a large and valuable estate."
Roswell King (1765-1844), also an older brother of Reuben's
and frequently mentioned in this Journal, probably went to Geor-
gia from Connecticut in the late 1780's. Leaving Mcintosh Count)'-
he founded the town of Roswell, Cobb County, Georgia, about
1837, and established the first cotton mill in that county.
Reuben King died at the age of eighty-eight years, having lived
through a fascinating period in American history. In the end he
saw almost total destruction of Darien, his adopted home, and the
beginnings of post Civil War reconstruction. Reuben and Abigail
(Austin) King had two daughters, some of whose descendants
are living in Georgia today.
Sarah Amanda King, bom 26 July 1817 and died 13 May 1876;
was married 23 May 1839 in Darien, Georgia, to her cousin, James
Walker of Homer, New York, son of the Rev. EInathan Walker
and Aurelia (King) Walker. Both James and Sarah (King)
Walker were buried at Upper Mill Cemetery, Darien, Georgia.
Elizabeth Aurelia King, bom 2 September 1824 and died 20
November 1892; was married to Octavius C. Elopkins, of Mc-
intosh County, Georgia, son of Francis and Rebecca (Sayre)
Hopkins. Both were buried at the Hopkins Cemetery, Crescent,
Care has been taken to transcribe the Journal exactly as it was
written, following the original spelling, capitalization, and punctua-
*Darien [Georgia] Gazette, 6 June 1822; J. B. R. Walker, Memorial of
the Walkers of the Old Plymouth Colony (Northampton, 1861), 55, 83;
Walker family records, courtesy of Miss Leonora Quarterman, Savannah,
Ga., Mcintosh Co., Ga. headstone inscriptions, copied by the editor; Charles
F. Sedgwick, General History of the Town of Sharon, Litchfield, County,
Conn., (3rd edition, Amenia, N.Y., 1898), 136-37; Sarah Blackwell Gober
Temple, The First Hundred Years, A Short History of Cohh County in
Georgia (Atlanta, 1935), 111, 115; Caroline Price Wilson, Annals of Georgia,
Vol. I, Liberty County Records (New York, 1928), 18; Federal Census
Schedules, Mcintosh Co., Ga., 1820, pp. 27-28; 1830, p. 122; 1840, p. 88;
1850, p. 210; 1860, p. 21.
tion. In general, the manuscript is in fairly good condition, but
we have indicated torn or partially missing pages as [torn]. In
places, missing words, parts of words, and punctuation have been
supplied in brackets. Completely illegible words or phrases are
The journal was first published in The Georgia Historical
Quarterly y June 1966 through March 1967.
We are deeply indebted to Mrs. Lilla M. Hawes, Director
of the Georgia Historical Society, who first introduced us to
the Reuben King Journal, who made valuable suggestions re-
garding some of the footnotes, and who volunteered to do the
laborious job of proofreading our transcription. In addition, she
frequently checked our notes against source material available
at the Historical Society.
Most of our research on Connecticut people mentioned in the
Journal was undertaken at the Connecticut State Library, Hart-
ford. We acknowledge, with appreciation, the invaluable help
given us by Miss Frances Davenport, Chief of Public Services at
The following people gave us assistance with some of the foot-
notes: Mrs. Mary Givens Bryan (now deceased), former Director
of the Georgia Dept. of Archives and History; Mrs. Phillip W.
Bryant, Surveyor-General Dept., Georgia Dept. of Archives and
History; Mrs. Susan B. Tate, Special Collections, University of
Georgia Libraries; Mrs. Linda S. Sasser, P. K. Yonge Library of
Florida History, University of Florida; David M. Ludlum, Ameri-
can Meteorological Society and editor of Weatherwise, Princeton,
N. J.; Joseph I. Waring, M.D., Historical Library, Medical Col-
lege of S. C; T. Lassen, Curator, Udvandrerarkivet, Aalborg,
Denmark; Mrs. Alene Lowe White, Librarian, The Western
Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio; and Dr. T. H. Spence,
Jr., Executive Director, Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian
and Reformed Churches, Montreat, N. C, Miss Myrtle M. Jillson,
Waterbury, Conn.; Mrs. Thomas C. Hart, King House, Sharon,
Conn.; Mrs. Ralph M. Payne, Atlanta Georgia; Mrs. Mark A.
Cooper, Sr., Rome, Georgia. We are indebted to Mrs. Arthur
J. Estes, Greensboro, N.C., and Mrs. A. O. Townsend, Brunswick,
Georgia, for help given the editors in locating and copying grave-
stone inscriptions in Mcintosh County cemeteries.
We are also grateful for asssitance given us by staff members
of the following libraries: New England Historic Genealogical
Society, Boston; Widener and Houghton Libraries, Harvard Uni-
versity, Cambridge; Congregational Church Library, Boston.
Several people have been most generous in sharing with us
manuscript material in their possession concerning various Georgia
citizens whom Reuben King met in Mcintosh County. Without
this help identification of these people would have been far less
complete. We are indebted to Mrs, Eugene A. Stanley, Miss
Leonora Quarterman, Miss Lillian desVergers, all of Savannah,
Georgia;James D. Gould, Brunswick, Georgia; Miss Mildred R.
Gould (now deceased), Greensboro, N. C; Alfred L. Hartridge,
Boston; Mrs. Janie Kicklighter, Mcintosh Co., Georgia; Mrs.
Clinton Martin, Summerfield, Florida.
THE REUBEN KING JOURNAL, 1 800-1 806
1800 Sharon [Connecticut]
[Thursjday February the 13 My prenticeship being out I ordered
rum & sugar to be got for a fredom frolic but my [brotjher^ being
dangerously sick I thought it improper [for m]e to corouse with them.
[Friday]  [was] a stormy day I stayed Most of the time
with [my] Brother went on arrants some his situation was a little
[Saturday]  [I wa]s with my Brother most of this day and
spent [some] time in reading.
[Sunday]  [I wa]s some what fatigued by the want of [sleep]
watching the night before was the occasion. [My] Brother at
about 9 oclock in morning was taken more ill [and] continued to grow
[Tuesday]  [A]t twelve oclock he expired after all scilfull
means was tried for his relief
The funerl was appointed at 2 oclock & performed by 16 bearers
with black crape on the left arm like the
Monday Feby. 3 my Brother was taken sick the Doctor boarding
in the same house the [ver)'-] best attention was paid him I did not
know his particular situation untill Wednesday which was a rupture
in or near the right grine [groin?] the breach being strecht [?] the
inte[stine] had sliped through to such a quan[tity that it could] not
be reduced his situation [became so] critical the Doctor proposed
th[e] operation to him & his friends w[ould not] yet consent too
Thursday the 6 he was taken with the culic [colic?]
pa - - - — - ing the contents of his bowels [that] he consented
to an operation wh[ich was perform] ed in the fore noon by Doctr.
Saml. with accuracy. The bowels was found [in such a mor]tified
state the Doctor thought it [best] not to reduce them all expecta-
tion [s for] his recovery were lost Monday the 10 [th] in the morning
the mortified part [gave] way & the contents of his bowels [came
through] the breach.
[Thursday]  I went to work for Hunt & Lines
time I had lost. Brother Palmer & [came] here on a visit. Tryphena^
[Frijday 21 I went to Timothy's Shop with my [brothers] Hunt
& Palmer — I received a letter from - - - dated the 20 [th] inst in
which he informs [me he] had heard of the death of my brother.
[Satur]day 22 Was appointed to comemorate & celebrate upo[n
the] death- of Genl. Washington which was done [in] Salsbury, an
oration was delivered by the Re[vnd.] Crosman.^
[Sunday] 23 The Revnd Mr Smith'* preached a funeral ser[mon
on the] death of my Brother he being absent the day [of the]
April 1800 Thursday 3 I made one pair of shoes at evening I
went to Mr. Robberts with Ichabod Rogers^
Friday 4 I made one pair of shoes
Saturday 5 Ichabod Rogers went home to Nobletown"
Sunday 6 I went to meeting as useal at evening I went down to
Monday 7 Was town meeting throughout the state of Connecti-
cut. Mr. Benjamin Lines went to Newmiford [New Milford] I re-
ceived a letter from Emanuel RusseP at Woodbury.
Tuesday 8 At evening I finished the fourth voUum of Capt. James
Th[ursday] 10 I made one pair Shoes. [My] deceased Brother's
estate was inventoryed^ & prazed [appraised] [Dan]iel Gay and Abra-
ham Beacher [Beecher] Commissioners George King Administra-
[Sunday]  was appointed a day of fast by his Excellency
Jonathan Trumble Governor of the state of Connecticut. After
meeting I went to the Peck house to see some of my acquaintance
that were there at evening I went to my Brothers and staled all night
with my Nephew George^ on purpose to go a Pegion hunting early
the next morning.
[Monday]  According to our intent went early in the morn-
ing but had ill luck and caught no pegions.
[Tuesday]  was a stormy day there was but few people at
meeting I began a book called the Ladies & Gentlemen
gazetteer the intent of this meeting was to get a coleague for the
Rev. Mr. Smith Emanuel Russel came from Litchfield we lodged
to gether at night and verbally agreed to a partnership — his appren-
ticeship will not be out untill the 14 August next. After that time
has expired he has agreed to go to the westward I am to write to him
Wednesday i6 I made 3 shoes
Thurs. 17 I slept with my Partner the 2 preceeding nights and
having come to a fair understanding with each other. He left here
Friday 18 Major Hunt unfortunately fell from a horse & [was]
taken up senceless and remained in [that] state one half hour he was
some brused but no bones brok[en]
Saturday 19 I went to Capt. Canfields settled my a[ccounts] I
have made 37 pr. shoes
Sunday 20 I spent most of the day in writing
Monday 2 1 I finished cuting out all my shoes & sold leather for
4 yds tow cloth at 34 cts per yd. I got 42 cts for making frock and
trowers which was ma[de] of the cloth.
Tuesday 22. I bought 2 '/z lb. flax at 12 ct pr pound. I bought a
to put my shoes in for 37 cts. I received a letter [from] Dan Eno^^
at Colebrook in which he expressed [sin] cere wish for my futere
Wednesday 23 I went to my Brother's he asked me if [there was
any]thing that our deceased Brother had [that I] wanted at the price
prazed [appraised] at I told him [I had ?] before taken monitor
Thursday 24 Out of Morse's geography I got [a map] and thought
it would be best for me to go from Newyork to Pittsburg by land.
Friday 25 I received a letter from Emanuel Russell at Bethlem
dated the 18 Inst
Saturday 26 I finished making my shoes
Sunday 27 I wrote to E. Russell & promised to write to him
betwixt here & Pittsburg
Monday 28 I put up my shoes & what few tools I have
Tuesday 29 I trimmed Apple trees for Major Hunt, attended the
vandue bought a ca - - blet cloke at 5 Doll[ars]
Wed[nesday] 30 I settled my little Debts about town
May 1800 Thurs [day] i I left Sharon for Poughkeepsie after some
long debates concerning my undertakeing my departure was very
much aginst the advice of my best friends which gives me some
disagreeable although I was steadfast in my oppor[tune u]dertak-
ing yet I was sorry to [have it] said I rejected good advice — Thare
was [a dis]pute about a bank bill which I had lent to Mr. Brament.
The bill was imagined not to be a good one —
Friday 2 Was a Spare day as the sloop did not sail untill the next
day I went up into the town of Poughkeepsie bought some bisket —
in my way to the Sloop I went into Saddlers shop after some descorce
1 found his name to be Benedick Davis a notorious rascal I had often
heard He asked me if I wanted to get work I told him know he said
he had some work engaged more than he could do as I was naturally
inclined to be busy I went to work at carriage harness I soon used
up his shew thrd. [thread] as I could do no more I took supper with
him and then went to the sloop but could not get lodgeing aboard
I went to an inn to lodge
Saturday 3 I assisted in loading & at half past 4 oc we started for
Newyork the wind being against us we made but little headway
unrill Nine when it came in our favour —
Sunday 4 We arrived at New York about eight oc I went Church
wrote to my Bothe[r] George^
Monday 5 At 9 oc. in Morning I went aboard the stage boat at
Whitehall slip for South Amboy I arrived there at 2 oc. in afternoon
1 went to the ferry house stayed thare untill the next morning at
Tuesday 6 I started in the stage for Borden [town] mbury took
breakfast arrived at i oc. in afternoon went aboard the sta[ge for]
Wedne[sday] 7 Philadelphia at 2 oc. there was little or I arrived
at Philadelphia at 5 oc. in the mor[ning] — from Newyork to
Philadelphia costs 3.00 c[ts] 150 cts from Newyork to South Amboy
45 Miles [by] carriage from thare to Bordentown 40 M[iles] land
carriage from thare to Philadelphia 30 M[iles] by water It was a
rainy day. Fattended upon the Market wen[t] about the City &c.
Thursde[y] 8 I got my trunk & box into James Culverson['s]
waggon for Pittsburg at 6.00 cts pr. C wt. I had — wt. of bagage I
forgot to mention that I bought a Scoch hone of Wm Zane 3d Noth
Street No. 53 at 25 pr lb
Frida[y] 9 Thare was three men hung for Piracy opisite this city
on the Isleand. I went to the wharf & saw them Executed.
Saturday 10 at about twelve oc. We started for Pittsburg about
2 oc. & at night we put up at Miller's Inn 9 miles from Philadelphia.
We proceeded on our journey as far as Downingtown 30 miles from
Sunday 1 1 I was unwell troubled with a colic & disintery however
we proceed on our journey traveling in this country on Sunday is
common. I wrote Emanuel Russel from Waggontown about 4 oc in
the afternoon the Waggoner was stoped by a justice of the Peace
for traveling on the Sabbath day & fined 400 cts for traveling & 75
for takeing an oath. We proceed on as far as Hamleton's tavern 19
miles from Lancaster & 43 from Philadelphia and there put up the
Monday 1 2 I was almost out of money I traveled before the waggon
and tried to get work on the way but could not. I [arrived] at Lan-
caster at 4 oc P.M. & tried to get work at [shoeijng taning & curreing
but could not either I had not been long in this place
before [up] came a little boy to me and begged for a pence he
said his mother was sick & his Father had gone av/ay and left a family
of small children I gave him a little money and bid [him] to follow
me to the waggon (which was then standing at a little distance)
I devided my bread & gave him the leargest piece I stayed the night
Tuesday 13 Was a warm day we went two miles west of
Elis[abeth]town about 19 miles from Lancaster.
Wedne[sday] 14 I started on before the waggon in company with
Abraham Forst a taner by trade we came too Harrisburg about 1 1 oc
A.M. it is a country town situated on the east bank of the Susque-
hana I crosed this River about 2 oc P.M. went to one Baumans
tavern 3 miles from Harrisburg I waited thare for the teem to come
up but Abraham Forst did not after drinking one quart of milk
together we bid other adue the teem came up at half past 7 oc. We
stayed here all night
Thursda[y] 15 Early in the morning I shaved and shirted me and
started with the waggon we came too Carlisle a very pretty inland
to\vn 120 miles from Philadelphia — we came 7 miles from there and
stayed the following night
Friday 16 We came to Shiperstown [Shippensburg] 21 miles dis-
tant from Carlisle. The waggoner James Culbertson is a native of this
place he stoped here to repair his waggon & get his horses shod. I tried
for work but could get none
Saturday 17 I tried to get employ but could not — we put up at
Mr. Rohm but I got most of my board at the bakers
Sunday 18 I went to meeting in the afternoon — I wrote to my
Brother RoswelP at Darien [Georgia]
Monday 19 I carried the letter to Mr. Cranes We left
Shipperstown at 2 oc P.M. [Reached Stras]burg 10 miles from Ship-
perstown & pu [t up for the night]
Tuesday 20 Fifteen years ago my Mother died [I left] early in
the morning before the waggo[n and reached] Littleton 14 miles
from Strasburg & put up at Inn 33 miles from Bedford.
Wednesday 2 1 About noon I crossed the River Juniata in a canoe
feriyage 3d it is 182 miles distant from Philadelphia I went on to
Bedford 14 miles from Juniate it is a country town the houses are
mostly built of logs
Thursday 22 I got work at James Williams i Yz mile from Bedford
he told me that he did not want to employ I told my Situation that
I must wait 2 or three day untill the waggon came up
Friday 23 I bought a pr. of soles & soled my shoes the price
tape 25 Ct.
Saturday 24 I left A4r Williams & fell in company with the
waggoner he appeared to be a man of benevlin and hospi [table]
disposition. We put up 3 miles from the Allegany Mountain
Sunday 25 Was a rainy day we went to the top of Alegany
Mountain about 18 miles from bedford & put up
Monday 26 I had not proceeded far before I meet a man on horse
back without any Saddle I mistrused him to be a horse thief it was
not long before I meet two men in pirsuit of him they over took
him & brout him back to shistown [?] at the place whare I put
up he confesed the theft & was sent to Summerset goal
Tuesday 27 I left Shistown before the waggons & put up on
Chesnut nigh 27 miles from Shistown & 45 from Pittsburgh
Wednesday 28 I reached Pittsburgh & put up at Wm. Irwin a
taner by trade
Thursday 29 I tried to get work but found it very dificult to get
imploy I at last got in at Frances Freers for tw^o or three day time
untill my baggage came up — I went to the Post office to see if
thare were any letters for me but thare was none. Thare was a letter
for my Brother Thomas^ which had lain thare for some time — As I
ware walking about the town I meet some men that I had got
acquained with on my way to this Place one was Wm Makee who
was on his way too Kentucky to a place caled Kmestone
[Frijday 30 I saw a Connecticut man who had inlisted in the
American Service & was stationed at this Place he knew some people
at Sharon his name was [blank in MS]
Saturday  I went over the Monongahela River to get work
but could not get imploy — I expected the waggons but they did
June 1800 Sunday i Was a rainy day the waggons came in before
Monday 2 I went to the waggon & shifted my close & then went
to Mr. Colwells a taner to get work He was indifferent a bout em-
ploying me I told him my Situation & wished him to give me work
accordingly he told me I might come & with him one fortinate we
agreed upon no price I told him we should not differ about that
He had been recommended to me to be a very good man & I put
more confidence in him than I Should otherwise done — But I
fortunenately got 8 Dollars offered me by Wm. Ir\vin for one Month
I excepted the offer & immediately wrote to Mr Collwell Mr. Culbert-
son now demanded a settlement but I was not able to pay his unjust
demand wich was 3.50 cts his just due was 2.19 cts I borrowed 2.25
cts of Mr. Irwin which he took after a long harrang I offered him
shoes at an under value but he would not take any thing but the
money I was thus completely Sold for my passage I had 3 1 cts in
my pocket which was all the ready Money I had this I keep unbe-
known to any body I this day put on a new pr shoes — Before I
proceed any further I will give a small description of the country
through which I traveled — The land between Sharon & Hudsons
River is most excellent for Wheat — The water at Newyork is poor,
the land between South Amboy and Bordentown is poor except a
few miles on the bank of the Delaware which to appearance is good —
the water at Philadelphia is bad the land from thare to Strasburg is
level & good to appearance — From Strasburg to greensburg it is
hilly and poor except some valleys which are tolerable good The
Allegany Mountain is 15 miles acrost it is flat and stoney on the
top — From Greensburg to Pitts [burgh] is 32 miles the land is hilly
but tolerable good
Teusday 3 I began to work for Wm Irwin
Wedney 4 After I had done work I went to Mr. Freers to get
my cl[othes] that were thare to be washed I got one of my shirts &
left the rest,
Thursde 5 At evening I went to the Garrison on my return I
went to Mercer's Inn he told me that Mr Collwell was displeas[ed]
Friday 6 I saw several waggons go by which I supposed were
from New England I went at evening and made some enquirery
but could not get information of them
Satur[day] 7 After work I went to Mr. Freers to get the re-
mainder of my close on my return I went to an Apothecaries Store
and got 6 cts worth of anguintum^^
Sunday 8 I dressed for meeting but was informed that the[v]
very seldom had preaching here I wrote Emanuel Russell
Monday 9 I ground and shaved Bark
Tuesday 10 I took out of the lime 3 hides 2 calf skins unhaired
them and fleshed them put them in the grainer
Wednesday 1 1 Was marketday this day and Saturday are set
days for market
Thursday 12 Was exceedingly hot and I believe that I hurt my
Self by drinking cold water at evening I went to the bam to give
the horses hay as I lifted a forkful I was caught Math the cramp
in the Small of my back which continued to be sore & painfull
Friday 1 3 I wrought for Mr. Davis at geting bark from the River
Saturday 14 I shaved bark and did some small jobs about the
house at evening I went to the river to work with John Brakin a
young man that has engaged with Mr. Irwin for one year at 144,00
cts he has the care of the yard. He appears to be a very clever youn
man he tells me that he was twenty and one years old the 5th of
Sunday 15 I went to meeting and to wards evening I walked
about the town to see the situation. I went to the post office but it was
not open on Sunday
Monday 16 In the morning I was much surprised to meet Esqr
Judson Canfield^^ at the door after the useal ceremony was past he
told me that my relations was well at Sharon and that he was on his
way to New Conneticut^^ I desired him to give my compliments
to my acquainta[nces] there and to Mr. Waldo & his wife in par-
ticular. He said he expected to return here about the 20 of July &
if I had any thing to send to Sharon he would carry it. this good
man who is allways ready to do good recommended me to two men
of his acquaintance William Steel & James Dunlop both merchants in
this place What recommend he gave me I know not but they told
me if I wanted any assistance to call on them and they would assist
Tuesday 17 We built a bark shed it was rainy
Wednesday 1 8 We turned a fat of Soaleather & skins it rained some
in the afternoon.
Thursday 19 Mr. Duning a neighbouring blacksmith informed me
that he has a brother on Presque Isle that carrys on the tanning
business and that he had been much in want of a Journeyman he ex-
pected him in this place soon
Friday 20 I staked bark
Saturday 21 We cleared away the tan and ross that was in the
yard By the fall of a board I brused my heal
Sunday 22 The soreness of my heal prevented my going to meet-
ing at evening I went to Mr. Steele's and made an addition to our
Monday 23 The Country court sat in this place. I mised my ear-
rings [earnings?] I made search for them but could not find them I
suppose they were stold out of my pocketbook.
Tuesday 24 I packed [?] bark and made hay
Wednesday 25 I made hay It rained some in the afternoon
Thursday 26 I made hay It rained some
Friday 27 I received a letter from E. Russell dated 18 May at
Goshen it came in the Mail. I exposed my self to the law by riding
too fast Mr. Dunlop spoke to me and said dont ride so fast I
afterwa[rd] informed my Self that it was 67 cts fine to ride upon
the canter in the town
Saturday 28 I shaved bark and went to the race ground at this
time thare was a purse of one hundred subscribed to be run for the
2d July It rained some in the afternoon.
Sunday 29 I went to meeting in the afternoon I had some con-
ference with Mr. Dunlap
Monday 30 I shaved bark
July Tuesday i I helped John Davason raise a currying Shop
Wednesday 2 The races began at 3 oc Peries gray horse took a
purse of 50 Dollars he distanced all the first heat My month was now
out with Mr. Irwin.
Thursday 3 I settled with him He said he expected another
month I told him that I could not work for so low wagers — he
then said I had imposed on him I asked him wharein I had done it —
he said I promised to stay another month I told him I wished to
stay but could not for so low wagers — yel yel said he thare is your
money take your money clear yourself begone (he was now in
pashion) "When I first came to live with him he told me he would
keep me one month untill I could find me a place I told him that
I must look around me & see what I could do I told him if he was
necesiated for help I would Stay with him three or four days longer —
I had no expectation of geting better wagers any whare else but
was in hopes by leaving a short time he would offer me more wages
accordingly I left him and went to Turtle Creek to see the situation
of the country and try for work at night I returned to Mr. Irwins
called for supper and lodgeing I now thought my Self in a bad
Situation I was doubtful that he would not give me what he offered
in the morning.
Friday 4 By the help of Mr. Seman [?] Magrue I got into work
with him again he was much offended at my leaveing him called
me a rascal & I was no doubt slandered much by him I had no
acquaintance to speak in my behalf I was sensible that I could say
nothing that would merit me esteem because I was an alien in the
Saturday 5 I began this day to work with him — John Mcnight
gave me the cuting of pr trousers Mr Mcferson made them for 50 cts
We turned a fat of leather
Sunday 6 I went to meeting
Monday 7 I made hay about i mile from the town thare is con-
siderable shewmaker near thare
Tuesday 8 I made hay
Wednesday 9 I made hay at evening I had a conference with Mr.
Dunlop he told me my recommend to him was as good as any bodys
could be as I told him that probably I should want his assistance in
giving me advice he told me that he would assist as a Brother
Thursday lo I made hay we had rain and thunder at evening
Friday 1 1 I shaved some leather wrought some in the yard Put a
new edge on my courrying knife. Thare was some rain
Saturday 12 I broke hides we put the princepal part into the lime
It rained some
Sunday 13 In the morning I went to work at the hides being
afraid of their spoiling I spent the remainder of the day in reading and
Monday 14 I made hay it rained
Tuesday 15 I made hay I formed some acquaintance with A4r.
[blank in MS] a native of Connecticut
Wednesday 16 I wrought at hay
Thursday 17 I wrought at hay
Friday 18 We finished hay makeing
Saturday 19 I wrought at courrying — Esqr Canfield returned
from New Connecticut with his Brother Harmon^^ and Bradford
Waldo^^ they told me that the people of my acquaintance thare was
well they put up at Mr. Sturgeon's Inn. They informed of the Death
of Mrs. Smith^ the wife of Rev. Mr. Smith and Walter Burr^^ both
Sunday 20 In the Morning I went to the river with Mr. Waldo
to wash I wrote to Majr Hunt by Esqr Canfield he left here for
Sharon about 7 oc A.M. Harmon Canfield and Mr, Waldo left
here about 10 for Ncav Connecticut Mr. Waldo insisted upon my
comeing to see him I told him it was probable I would in the fall.
I went to meeting thare was but one exercise it rained
Monday 21 I wrought at courrying and put edge on by currying
knife. Thare was three of us in the Shop When a boy came in by
the name of Jones about twelve years old (a Son of Sheriff Jones)
He had the boldness to take a pen knife out of my vest pocket that
hung in the room and some small money He was detected confessed
the theft he had hid the knife betwen two logs.
Tuesday 22 I wrought at currying
Wednesday 23 I oiled nine sides of bridle leather and shaved bark
Thursday 24 I ground bark
Friday 25 We laid away one fat of soaleather out of the handler
No 7-32 sides Thare was a man by the name of Jonathan Church
by the way of A4r. Dunlap he came to see me he is a tanner by trade
he lives at Howland" in New Connecticut he was from New London
Saturday 26 We stufed out 18 sides of shewleather and 5 keep
Sunday 27 I went to meeting in the court house
Monday 28 I raked and bound oats
Tuesday 29 We hailed oats
Wednesday 30 I hailed wood and ground bark
Thursday 3 1 We took out of the lime 3 whole hides 1 6 sides 3 keep
[kip] skins 31 calf skins i dog -do-
Augst Friday i I ground bark
Saturday 2 We turned fat of so leather No 2-40 sides and laid
on the top 6 sides of upper leather My month was now out with
Sunday 3 I went to hear the Revr. Mr. Henderson [.] Calvin
Tobias^^ and Ichobud Atwood^^ were boath in this Place and on their
way to New Connecticut
Monday 4 I began another Month with Mr. Irwin
Tuesday 5 I wrought at courreing
Wednesday 6 I wrought the hides and skins that ware in the bate
Thursday 7 I ground bark
Friday 8 I worked the hides and skins that ware in the bate and
put them in the bark it was late before I got them done I went
to the river to wash returned and hung my frock and trousers on the
fence in the yard
Saturday 9 Early in the morning I went into the yard my trousers
were mising I made some search for them but all to no purpose
Part of a side of leather also was mising. I went to Mr. McClerys [?]
and bought me a pair of trousers for one dollar. We turned fat N08
containing 38 sides of soleather
Sunday 10 I heard three sermons one Episcopalian one Presby-
terian and one Roman Catholick. I forgot to mention — on Saturday
I received a letter from Russell — also on the Night of the same day
Mr. Hamshare had a still and worm stold Mr. Shaw also had about
200 wt of Iron stold. On the same Night my trousers were stold Mr.
Files [?] the shewmaker had two apprintice boys run away and stold
some trifling articles
Monday 1 1 I wrought at courreing
Tuesday 12 At evening I went to Mr. Brakeneye's book store to
buy me a gazeatteer but he had none of a late addition I bought a
speling book for John Irwin. Previous to this even from the expira-
tion of my apprinticeship I made a declaration in my own mind in
case I shoul[d] be blessed with property more than enough for my
own surport to give the sixteenth of my earnings For the Support
of religion or to the poor or to encourage children to learn or any
public use that I should deem most proper — This to be done annually
and a Bill of the same to be keep on the last page of my joumall
Wednesday 13 I shaved leather in the afternoon I was troubled
with a rheumatic pain in my back between my shoulders prior to this
I had been troubled with a pain thare and yesterday I strained my
self lifting at a barrel of water.
Thursday 14 I was unable to work I took a portion of salts I pre-
pared some rosin in whiskey for a medicine I spent most of the day
in writing & reading
Friday 15 I was not able to work I borrowed a book of Mr.
[name torn off] to read and drank most of medicine
Saturday 16 The whiskey and rosin was beneficial no doubt. I
felt some better but thought it imprudent to go to work
Sunday 17 In the morning I took a portion of salts and they had
the desired effect
Monday 18 I was able to go to work we turned one fat of leather
No 1 1 Mr. Alcorn tole me of a Medicine that would cure (He said)
any strain or rhemuatic complaint Which was this take ears of com
suitable to roast boil them propper for to eat take the liquor when
hot and bath % of an our as hot as can be indured
Tuesday 19 I worked at cureing I put confidence in John Braken
as a friend I spoke my mind freely to him and gave him the liberty
to make any inquiries into my business with as much fredom as he
pleased he told me that he would assist me as far as was in his power
to do He said thare was a man up the Monongahale about 30 miles
from this place by the name of Coldwell a Tanner and Saddler by
trade and had a distillery also he said he would try to get me a job
in thare the proceeding Winter
Wednesday 20 I wrought at curreing
Thursday 21 I wrought at curreing
Friday 22 Thare is a man now to work for Mr. Irwin at shew-
making by the name of Carmel from near Meadville he told me that
thare was was a probability of my geting work thare and that he
thought my shoes would sell well thare for hides He informed me
of Philoman Beacher^" said that he had got in to office at Meadville
and that he expected he would be at Pittsburgh the next court
Saturday 23 I hailed Yi tun hay for Mr. Brakenredge
Sunday 24 I went to meeting
Monday 25 I worked upon the road Jacob Nigly was supervizer
Tuesday 16 I put in shiff [?] 18 sides of shewleather and 3 kip
Wednesday 27 We turned a fat of soleather No 4 Containing 52
Thursday 28 We hailed a way tan Mr. Braken was unable to work
by haveing a ringworm on his arm. William Irwin hired a man by
the name of Joseph Harrisson for 9 dollars per month
[Friday] 29 I ground bark
Saturday 30 I received a letter from my Brother George King
Sunday 3 1 I wrote two letters one to Brother George the other to
September 1800 Monday i We turned fat No 3 - 2d laing [laying?]
took out of the lime 23 hides and 9 Calves skins
Tuesday 2 I unhaired the above mentioned hides Mrs. Irwin was
put to bed with a boy
Wednesday 3 I fleshed them
Thursday 4 We put them in the bate
Friday 5 We laid away out of the handler into fat No 6-16 sides
5 hides 4 kip skins 5 calves skins i Hog skin. My month was now out
Saturday 6 I was waiting to git my wagers I walked about the
town some but did no work of any consequence
Sunday 7 I went to church I wrote to Russell
Monday 8 I formed some little acquaintance with Mr Willm.
Cowin a Saddler he works with Mr. Siscle [ ? ]
Tuesday 9 I received my wagers which a mounted to 16 Dollars
I prepared my self to depart from Pittsburgh and left the care of my
things to John Bracken I left a box of shoes containing 35 pair one
dollar to pay the postage of letters and the key of my trunk
Wednesday 10 I left Pittsburgh early in the morning in company
with Simion Brown from Readstone and Mr. Hope of Meadvill I
had some expectation to get work at Robert Read^^ 48 miles from
Pittsburgh on the Franklin road I had a letter for him from his
brother John Read. When we had proceeded about ten miles we met
Robert Reed I gave him the letter in it was something wrote con-
cerning me I soon agreed with him for one Month for ten dollars
we parted and I proceeded on with my company we killed several
blak snakes and heard the howling of wolves we traveled 23 miles
and put up at Boges Inn near brake neck creek
Thursday 1 1 My companions feet had become very sore we started
early and traveled on slow we had the curiosity to kill a rattle snake
We arived at Robert Reeds about 7 oc. in the evening
Friday 12 I have been much troubled with the colic and disentery
the night and day past My companions left me here and proceeded
on to Meadvill. They wanted me to call and see them if ever I came
to that Place. I began to work for Mr. Reed he returned home from
Pittsburgh at evening
Saturday 1 3 I felt unwell but I keep at work we made a pinblock
and did some small jobs about the house. Before I proceed any
further I will give a small descrition of the country. Pittsburgh is
situated at the head of the Ohio river and between Alonongahcla and
Alagany rivers it contains about 200 houses mostly brick it is a place
of considerable trade the inhabitants are mostly Irish The country
through which I traveled the first day is much broken with hills
the next day we found the land more level and tolerable good to
Sunday 14 My disorder became quite allarming I getherd some
Winter green or mountain tea called I eat considerable of it
Monday 15 My di[s] order began to abate I wrought at curring
Tuesday 1 6 I was quite releived and wrought at curreing
Wednesday 17 I wrought at curreing
Thursday 1 8 I wrought at curreing
Friday 19 I wrought at curreing
Saturday 20 I wrought at curreing I was taken with sore eyes
Sunday 2 1 My eyes pained I had a pain in my head also
Monday 22 My eyes grew worse I wrought at curreing we turned
a fat of leather No. 4
Tuesday 23 I was unable to work my [eyes] was exceeding sore
Wednesday 24 I shaved bark
Thursday 25 I wrought at courreing. we took out of the lime 14
sides and 4 skins
Friday 26 I unhaired hides
Saturday 27 I fleshed hides. Mr. Reeds family were inoculated for
the Small pox
Sunday 28 I Spent most of the day in reading
Monday 29 I Shaved bark We turned fat No. 3 containing 55
Tuesday 30 I ground bark
October Wednesday i We turned fat No 2 containing 46 sides of
Thursday 2 We turned fat No i containing 48 Sides of Soleather
Friday 3 I shaved wet leather
Saturday 4 I shaved wet leather
Sunday 5 It rained exceeding hard all day
Monday 6 I shaved bark in the Night I was taken with a violent
turn of the colic I got some relief by drinking Whiskey and black
Tuesday 7 I was unable to work but little
Wednesday 8 I Shaved leather
Thursday 9 I Shaved leather
Friday 10 I ground bark
Saturday 1 1 We turned fat No. 4 Containing mostly upper leather
the 2d laing
Sunday 1 2 I went to meeting It is Seldom that we have preaching
here Mr. Boyd^^ delivered too Sermons at Mr. Hertleys there was a
contribution for him I bestoed 12^4 cts.
Monday 13 I Shaved leather I received a letter from E. Russell
Tuesday 14 Was held as general election Albert Gallatine^^ was
run for Congress and got all the votes at this place
Wednesday 15 My Month is this day out with Mr. Reed
Thursday 16 I began another month with Mr. Reed we have
agreed for ten Dollars pr month
Friday 1 7 I wrought at courreing I sent a letter to John Braken
Saturday 18 I Shaved bark. Robert Camron was here on his way
to Meadville from Pittsburgh
[Part of page missing from Sunday, 19 October - Monday, 27
Tuesday 28 I wrought at courreing at evening we went a hunting
but cought nothing
Wednesday 29 I wrought at curreing
Thursday 30 I wrought at curreing
Friday 3 1 I wrought at curreing and took 4 hides and 4 Skins out
of the lime
November Saturday i 1 wrought at curreing and unhaired the hides
Sunday 2 I spent most of the day reading and writing
Monday 3 Matthias Hollenbeck returned from Pittsburgh but did
not bring my Shoes or boot legs only my coat & pair of Stockings. I
wrought at courreing
Tuesday 4 I curried
Wednesday 5 I curried
Thursday 6 I curried
Friday 7 I curried
Saturday 8 I curried and grained the hides
Sunday 9 I Spent some part of the day in reading
Monday 10 I curried
Tuesday 1 1 I curried
Wednesday 1 2 I put the hides in the bark
Thursday 13 I curried
Friday 14 The Snow fell about 2 inches deep but melted a way
Saturday 1 5 In the morning the snow was the same depth but soon
melted away. I began another month with Mr. Reed
Sunda i6 In the morning the ground was covered thinly with
snow but the storm turned a smoky rain and forebode warm weather
Monda 17 Thare was much thunder and havy rain. Col. Reed had
his Settlement Surveyed. I made me a pair of mogisins [moccasins]
Tuesday 1 8 I took out of the lime 5 hides 2 horses hides 1 kip sldn
and 5 calves skins
Wedne 19 Was very cool the hides froze upon the beam
Thursday 20 Was more cool I Shaved bark
Friday 21 I curried
Saturday 22 It began to Snow
Sunday 23 It Snowed
Monday 24 I Sent an order to Pittsburgh for my shews boot legs
great coat and mittins. It Snowed
Tuesday 25 In the morning I went a fox hunting but cought none
Wednesday 26 Was warm foggy and smoky I worked in the yard
Thursday 27 I fleshed the hides at evening the snow was mostly
Friday 28 We turned fat No. i containing 41 sides of soleather
At evening soled my shoes
Saturday 29 I grained the hides in the afternoon it hailed and the
wind blew hard
Sunday 30 I Spent the day much as yousal in this place The fall
months are now over the weather has been more temporate than
common consederable smoky weather
December Mon. i Was a pleasant day I put the hides in the bark
Tuesday 2 I worked green hides
Wednesday 3 I packed the beef
Thursday 4 I mended the dam and shaved bark
Friday 5 In the morning Mr. Reed and I went afox hunting. I
Saturday 6 I left here for Pittsburgh on business for Col. Reed and
had Wm. Megrues company we went to Moses Bolton [?] an ac-
quaintance of Megrues and stayed that night
Sunda 7 We arrived at Pittsburgh about sun set and put up at
John Reeds Inn I immediately went to Wm. Irvins where I found
my old acquaintance John Braken & Robert Camron I received 4
letters one from each of my Brothers and one from Russell I went
to the Jail and found a man thare by the Name of Smith Reynolds
he says he was formerly from Sharon and that his Parents live thare
now he was put in goal for Robing a boat of about 200 Dollars
his trial most likely will be next June. I saw Bradford Waldo and
Eleazer Gilson^* the latter told me that he had lost his older Daughter
by death 7 days ago.
Monda 8 I missed 5 pr of Shoes which I had left with John
Braken for sale I took the remainder of them away
Tuesda 9 Early in the morning I left Pittsburgh and took my
shoes and boot legs I reached Boweres [?] Inn that day 29 miles from
Wedns 10 I arrived at Coin. Reeds at about 2 in the afternoon
Thursde 1 1 I wrought at curreing it rained
Frida 1 2 I wrought at curreing it Snowed
Saturde 1 3 About 11 A.M. I left here for oil Creek after Seneca Oil
I reached Franklin at 7 oc in the evening it snowed the whole day
Sunda 14 I did my business at Franklin 8 miles this side of oil
Creek and returned in company with Aln. Small I got 3 54 gallon of
Seneca oil from Mr. Hulins. The snow was about i foot deep
Monday 15 I went a hunting and cought a black fox My month
was now out Mr. Reed could not pay me my wagers as he promised
Tuesday 16 I did not agree for any longer time I thought it not
best untill I got my wagers I still continued work I wrought at
curreing My face began to swell which caused my teeth to ake
Wedna 17 I Shaved and ground
Thursda 18 We laid a way the handlers into fat No. 2 containing
in all 64 Sides and Skins, at about 3 oc P.M. I left my work my face
was much Swelled and painfull
Frida 19 I polticed my face with wheat bran wet with vinegar
I did no work this day
Saturday 20 I wrought at courreing the warm weather and rain
has melted away most of the Snow took out of the lime 13 hides i
calf skin & i Deer skin
Sunde 2 1 I wrote to Emanuel Russell
Monde 22 I courried
Tuesda 23 I was sick with the colic
Wednes 24 I shaved the hides
Thurs 25 Was Crismas I put in shiff [?] 9 Sides of upper Leather
Friday 26 I was unwell with the colic I wrote to my Brother
Satur 27 I worked the hides and put them into the bark
Sunda 28 I sent the 2 letters that I had wrote by the Post Mr. Ash
Monde 29 I covered three fats for the winter
Tuesday 30 I curried
Wednes 31 I courried
January 1801 Thursde i In the morning I went a hunting with
Coin. Reed & Frederic Peal we cought one Raccoon at evening I went
to the frolic at Mr. AlcSparins
Friday 2 I mended my close and made in Readiness to leave here
Saturde 3 Coin. Reed settled with me for 3 Vz months Labour which
amounted to 35 dollars I had now Ready money about 51 Dollars
1 Sold him 27 pr. Shoes 2 pr. bootlegs for 2 Watches 3 Raccoons and
2 fox skins This was an extreme cold day
Sunda 4 I had now all things in prepariation for a departure I was
now determined to go to my Brother in Georgia Let it be remem-
bered that I promised to write to Robert Reed 3 years from the i of
Janure. in 1801
Monde 5 Accordingly I left Mr. Reed and proceeded towards
Pittsburgh 20 miles and put up at Ambersons Inn
Tuesde 6 I arrived at Pittsburgh very much fateauged and put up
at Wm. Irwins Inn
Wednesde 7 I wrote to my Brother Roswell I agreed to work for
Wm Irwin a few days. I also received a letter
Thursde 8 I began I shaved bark
Frida 9 I got my trunk into Bias Hobbs Waggon bound for Bal-
Saturda 10 I made new handlers. In the afternoon I cut & Salted
Sunda 1 1 I spent the day in reading
Monda 12 I Shaved bark
Tuesday 13 We turned fat of leather No, 6 containing Soleather
Wednesde 14 We turned fat No. 7 containing 32 Soleather
Thursde 15 I fleshed hides
Friday 16 We turned fat No. 8 containing 38 sides Soleather. I
broke the cristal to my watch
Saturda 17 We laid away out of the handler 44 Sides of Soleather
into fat No. 10
Sunda 18 I departed from Pittsburgh for Baltimore at about 10 oc
in the morning and was accompanied by John Braken nine miles
on horse back which he provided for me we parted after wishing
each other health and prosperity seamingly with a tender affection
on boath Sides. I proceeded on to Johnstons Inn i8'/4 [14'/^?] miles
from Pittsburgh and put up for the night
f Let it be remembered that I promised to write to John Braken
I I year from the ist Jany A.D. 1801
Monde 19 I fell in company with Wm Black. I traveled 24 miles
and put up at Craigers Inn
Tliursde 20 Traveled 30 miles and as far as Shestown put up at
Poiesleys Inn 70 niiles from Pittsburgh
[Wednesday] 21 We traveld a crost [across] the Allegany Moun-
tain and as far as Bedford a county town and 100 miles from Pitts-
burgh the day was clear from fog and Smoke I had a fine Prospect
of the country which seemed to hills with narrow valleys. My feet
ware very sore haveing traveld faster for several days than I should
have done without company.
Thursde 22 I parted with my comrade 18 miles from Bedford
I then took the Baltimore road traveled 4 miles and put up at Beck-
worths Inn on the East side of Sideling hill
Fride 23 I traveld through McConleytown and Mercersburgh the
two towns are 10 miles distant (All the country west of McConley-
town is hilly) I put up 2 miles out of the town at Scotts Inn and
traveled 21 miles
Satade 24 I traveled through greencastle which is 10 miles from
Mercersburgh and a large country town. I passed through Wanes-
burgh a newtown and 9 miles from greencastle. I traveled 25 miles
and then put up at Mores Inn on the top of South mountain
Sunde 25 I traveled into Amitsburgh and went to a roman meeting
in that place. This town is 52 miles from Baltimore. I then proceeded
on though [through] Tawneytown the towns are 9 miles distant I
traveled 2 1 miles and put up at Scriners Inn
Monda 26 I traveled through Winchester which is 30 miles from
Baltimore I traveled 24 miles and put up at Fishers Inn in Roister-
town 17 miles from Baltimore
Teusde 27 I arrived at Baltimore put up at David Hostaters Inn
Wedny 28 I wrote to Emanuel Russell at Wilkesbarre the waggon
arrived with my trunk
Thury 29 I went to the harber in Search of a vesel bound to Sa-
vanah but could find none I thought it best to get work a few days
untill the arrival of the Savanah paket which I understood was ex-
pected daily — Accordingly
Frida 30 I went to work with George Hussey a quaker. I shaved
Saturde 31 I shaved bark
February 1 80 1 Sunday i I went to a quaker meeting — at evening
I went to a methodist meeting
Monda 2 I shaved Bark
Teusday 3 I shaved Do [ditto]
Wednesda 4 I shaved Do
Thursda 5 T shaved Do
Friday 6 I agreed with Capt. Martain to go to Charleston S. C. in
Schooner Boby pr. 20 Dollars. I Shaved Bark
Saturde 7 I Shaved Bark
Sunday 8 I spent the day in writeing and reading
Monday 9 I Shaved bark
Teusday 10 I Shaved bark
Wednes 1 1 We had a cold Storm of Snow. I Shaved bark
Thursda 12 The Capt. expected to Set sail but was prevented by
the bad weather. I Shaved bark
Frida 13 I Was 22 years old. We had a severe snow Storm. I
Saturd 14 Was extream cold weather — the harber was now froze.
I Shaved bark
Sunda 15 I attended the Methodist meeting
Monda 16 Was extreame cold. I shaved bark
Teusda 17 The weather began to moderate It began to rain in the
afternoon. In the evening news came to town that Mr. Jeferson was
elected president and Mr. Burr Vice president 16 Cannon were fired
from the litehouse. I shaved bark
Wednesda 18 Cannon were fired in all parts of the harber in
honnor of the President Jefferson I shaved bark
Thursde 19 I wrote to John Braken at Pittsburgh. I bought one
of Morses Gazetteers pr 1.25 cts. I took my trunk to the Schooner at
Frida 20 I left Mr. George Husseys he gave me 3.00 cts for what
work I [didl for him. I lived with Mr. Hussey upon these conditions —
to stay with him as long or as Short a time as I pleased with out any
charge on either Side
Saturday 21 I bought of Hussey & Fisher 6 pr. half bootleg price
80 cents pr pair. At 4 oc in afternoon they ware ready to sail but
thought it best to lie too untill morning
Sunda 22 We had a head wind and lay too untill evening and they
towed over too the pint and cast anker
Monda 23 We lay too had a head wind
Teusda 24 At 12 oc We left the harber haveing 5 passingers on
board we Sailed to the had [head] of the bay and cast anker in three
fathom water at about 4 o.c. P.M.
Wednsde 2 5 We had a head wind and made but Slow way at about
10 o.c. A.A4. we ran a ground but fortunenately at lower water. We
cast anker at about Midnight 6 miles below Anopalis and 36 from
Thursda 26 We had a strong head at S. S. W.
Frida 27 We had a light breaze in our favour
Satur 28 The Same wind continued. At 8 o.c, in the evening we
was East of Cape Henery lite house
March Sunday i We had a head wind I was a Uttle Sea Sick
Monda 2 I was very sick we had a strong head wind
Teusda 3 In the morning at a bout i o.c. the wind shifted into
the N. W. and by observation at 12 o.c. we ware East of Cape
Wednsd 4 Thomas Jefferson came in to command the united
States as President. By observation at 12 o.c. we were in lattitude 33"
Thursde 5 We had a Strong wind from S.E. we lay too 24 hours
I was very Sea Sick
Friday 6 By observation we ware 10 miles South [North?] of
Saturde 7 We arrived at Charleston half after 1 2 o.c. I immediately
went in Search for a vessel that was going [to] Savanah and found
one that was going to Sail the next morning — Sloop President of
Newbedford Capt Peckham master pr [price?] for pasage 400 cts
and 30 cts pr. day for board. I Settled with Capt Martin took my
trunk put it on board the Sloop.
Sunday 8 At about nine o.c. we made Sail but before we got out
of the harber the wind turned in to the S. E. and we came back and
ankered in the harber again
Monda 9 W^e had a head or South wind. I traveld about the town
and got Some washing done
Teusday 10 I wrote to Br Thomas at Darien [Georgia] the wind
blew Strong from the S. E. I began to board with Capt. Wm Peckham
Wednesda 1 1 I traveled about the City
Thursde 12 This day was celebrated by the gentlemen of this
town in honor to the President and vice President of the U. S. A.
Friday 1 3 Most of the day I stayed on board
Saturda 14 The sun was eclipsed at 36 m. past 10 O. C. A.M. it
made but little alteration on the weather it is very Smoky and has
been for many days past
Sunday 15 The wind shifted into the East
Mon. 16 The wind was N. E. we wayed anker at 8 o. c. in the
morning and beat out of the harber and crossed Charleston bar at 10
o. c. and ankered in Savanah river the litehouse bearing South at
Eleven in the evening
Teusda 17 Which is St. Partericks day. We made Sail at about
Sun rise and ankered before Savanah town at 10 o. c. in A.M. I
went on Shore made enquiries for Richard F. Williams-^ was informed
that he was in the West Indies I went to his Brothers Thomas Wil-
Hams he invited me to dine with him wich I did he informed that
one of Coin. Bissels sons (of Connecticut) had been in Savanah but
could not learn which of them it was but suppose it to be Oliver-'^
VVednesda i8 I settled with Capt. Wm. Peckham his bill was 6
Dollars. I had found a vessel that was going to Darien — the Sloop
three Sisters of Brunswick Capt John O'Brien. I took tea with Mr.
WiUiams, and then went on board. It was high water at about
midnight we left Savannah at that time there was 14 pasengers on
board we went the inland passage
Thursde 19 The wind blew from the West we got along mostly
by tide at low water I went on shore
Frida 20 The wind blew from the Same quarter and we proceed
on Slowly with the tide at low water I went on Shore got plenty
Saturd 21 I [Our] Captain was taken Sick with the flux and
haveing but one hand to help him I assisted him my Self I went to
Jones plantation whare was to be dilivered 170 Bushels of corn
Sund 22 They came with thare boat for the corn and took a way
90 bushels I went with his servent after water to Mr. Walbrooks
[Waldburg's?] plantation I bought 3 doz eggs 12V2 cents pr dozen
and one quart rice at iiYz cents. This evening was litening thunder
Monde 23 I came with thare boat and took 40 bushels corn
the Captn. waited for them to come for the remainder of the corn
several hours but they did not come he took the advantage of the
tide and made Sail at about 3 o. c. p. m, and got into St. Catherines
Sound before dark the wind blew from W. N. W. very hard we had
the misfortune to Spring the mast the Wather teakle [tackle] gave
way but we made it fast with out much dificulty
Teusde 24 We came through Moll Clarks river and came into
Sapelo Sound at about sun set
Wedne 25 We stopt at Sapelo pint and landed some passengers
by the name of Buffee
Thursde 26 We went up Sapelo river as far as Surtherlands
[Sutherlands] bluff thare is but one house and store here
Fride 27 I went on Shore in Order to go by land to Darien at
night I s[t]ayed at the above mentioned house Mr. Deloneys^'^
Saturd 28 In the morning his negro ferry ed me over the river
after I had crossed this river I was 12 miles from Darien I got dinner
at Mr. Phebeans [Fabian's] and arrive at Darien about 4 o. c. P.M.
and found my Brothers family-^ all well him self excepted Darien is a
Small town pleasantly situated on the east bank of the Altamaha
j^jygj.29 J 5 niiles from the mouth thare is three stores keep here and
about eight dwelling houses
Sunda 29 I wrote to my Brother at Sharon. Thare is no place for
public worship in this place. I went after honey
Monday 30 By the appearance of the trees I Judged it to be the
time to peal bark I tryed several trees but it did not peal — in the
afternoon I walked over to Mr. Bayleys Br. Roswell went to court
Teusday 31 Brother raised him a boat house
April Wednesday i I went to doboy [Doboy Island or Sound]
for Austers [oysters]
Thursday 2 We intended to go up the river after bark but the
weather fore bode rain and we did not go
Friday 3 We went up the river 5 in number we arrived at
Barrington^^ a little after dark which is 20 miles from Darien — thare
was formerly a garrison kept here but at present there is but one
dwelling house and store here and a ferry keep
April 1 80 1 Saturday 4 We had a heavy Shour of rain we reached
an old clearing three miles from the narrows and enkampted for
Sunday 5 We went up to the narrows which is 40 miles from
Darien we did all our business thare and returned to Barrington
Mond 6 My brother bought a Steer of A4r. Harper butchered
it thare and left Barrington at about 5 o. c. P.M. and came down
to Mr. Linders which is 1 1 miles from Darien and stayed thare all
Teusday— We arrived at Darien before Breakfast and after breakfast
I went to pealing bark we cut and pealed 17 trees
Wednesd 8 We cut and pealed 20 trees
Thursday 9 We cut and pealed 22 trees
Friday 10 We cut and pealed 12 trees
Saturda 11 We cut and pealed 10 trees. Mr. Gibbs' es Negro man
was drowned at Morrissons Wharf
Sunda 1 2 Was rainy
Monday 13 We pulled the flat in peaces Mr. Clark & Stephen
Teusday 14 I went up the river with Mr Clark Job & Ephraim
Drigers & Stephen to peal bark we stoped about Vi mile below Mv
Linders cut down and pealed 8 trees we then left thare went about
one mile above Mr Linders cut down and pealed 3 trees pitched
the tent encamppt for the night
Wedny 15 We cut & pealed 19 trees
Thursd 16 We cut & pealed 16 trees this day at noon Job Drigers
left off work on the account of a sore leg
Frida 17 We cut and pealed 4 trees it rained we returned to
Saturd 18 I made a vice bench I got some timber to make
utensils about the tan yard
Sunday 1 9 My Brother thought it proper to conclude in the manner
we should proceed in the taning business but post poned it for further
Monda 20 I piled bark & in the afternoon Mr Clark helped me
Teusda 21 We finished pileing the oak bark and pealed six trees
Wednes 22 We went up the river about 2 miles 4 of us in number
to git a boat hull wefell a tree a bout 6 in diamiter thare was an
old Bear and 2 young ones at the time the tree fell we cought the
young ones. I wrought for my Brother
Thurs 23 I wrought for my Brother at the boat. I planted mul-
Friday 24 I wrought for my Brother at the boat
Saturda 25 I wrought for my Brother at the boat
Sunday 26 I wrote to Majr. Hunt
Monday 27 I went up the river after the boat and brought it down
Teusda 28 We went up the river with Mr. Clark and Stephen
to pile bark between Mr Linders and Clarks bluff
Wedny 29 We pileed bark Thomas left here for St. Marys
Thursd 30 We finished pileing at this place pealed 6 trees and
then went up the river about one mile and pitched our tent
May Friday i The bark at this place did not peal and we concluded
to go home we Stoped below A'lr Linders piled what bark thare was
and returned to Darien but did not cover it
Saturde 2 In the forenoon we finished pileing bark about Darien
which consisted of 1 8 heaps 3 up at Cathead and 1 1 below the town
of oak and 4 of bay in all computed to be 10 cords. Thare is 8 piles
of bark above A4r Linders and two piles below reckened to contain
in all 1 1 I /2 I planted 6 rows of mulburys my Brother went a fishing
Sunday 3 I went to Capt Fultons by water Mrs King and children
went after mulburys we got a plenty of boath sorts and gethered
Some to plant
Monda 4 I planted 8 rows of White mulbery and 4 of black
I have now planted 24 rows and 20 of them is white I put the first
hide into bark
Teusday 5 I wrought some at the boat for my brother and cut
away bushes for the cow pen but made no charge of it
Wedne 6 I wrought for my Brother at the boat. Mr. McDonald
brought a hide
Thursde 7 I wrought for my Brother at the boat
Friday 8 I went a fishing in the salt water but cought no fish
Saturd 9 I went down the river after rangeing timber
Sunday 10 I went up to Capt Fultons after mulburys by land
Monday 1 1 I went over to Broughton Isleand to Capt Phebeans
plantation after rice
Teusda 12 I went up the river after timber for the tan house we
went up Lewises Creek cut some hollow trees for tan flats and then
went up to Clarks bluf piled 6 trees of bark and encampted for the
Wednesday 13 We went up to Mr Collins'^ whare we got our
timber and began to hew
Thursday 14 We began to git the sils which are 40 by 25
Friday 15 We hewed timber
Saturday 16 We hewed timber I planted Some Mulburys in Mr.
Sunday 17 We went a fishing
Monday 18 We hewed timber
Teusday 19 We finished hewing our timber and hailed Some of
it to the river Mr Powel helped us
Wednesday 20 We finished hailing
Thursday 21 We rafted our timber and came down as far as
Friday 22 We left Barinton [Barrington] at day break - we got
a ground at about 12 o. c. i mile above Mr Linders and had to wait
for the flood tide we came down in the night with the ebb within
about 4 miles of Darien
Saturday 23 In the morning we got our raft fas [fast] to a limb
about I 1/2 mile from Darien we left it and came home, in the after-
noon I went over to Newhope [plantation] in Mr. Cranes flatt
Sunday 24 I went a fishing down to Little St. Simons [Island]
we caught 2 drum fish the largest waid 39 lb
Monday 25 We got the raft home My Brother began to make
brick Mr. Brantly brought me a hide to tan it had been limed
Teusday 26 I put the hide into bark it was alittle tainted Mr
Brantly brought a barrell to put it in
Wednes 27 I helped my brother make brick it rained some in the
afternoon I bought me a knife at Mr Morrises price 3 1 Cents
Thursday 28 I went to St. Simons Iseland with Saml. Wilkins
Friday 29 I laid away my first hide and helpe[d] my Brother
Saturday 30 I helped my Brother make brick Robert Clark struck
Sunday 3 1 I had the curosity to eat of cucumbers
June 1 80 1 Monday i 1 helped my Brother make brick
Teusday 2 I helped my Brother make brick in the fore noon in the
afternoon we went and cut rafters for the tan house
Wednes 3 Mr Clark and Stephen went to help Mr Thornton get
Cedar timber they returned without doing any thing
Thursday 4 I left here for Doboy [Island] in the sloop Friendsliip
Capt Randolph we went about 3 miles and got a ground
Friday 5 We arrived at Doboy about 2 o. c. in the afternoon it is
8 miles from Darien
Saturda 6 We began [to] load the vesel with lime It was exceeding
hot I was now to work for Mr Thornton
Sunday 7 We re turned home I was much fatigue with yesterdays
labour and rested myself most of the day upon the bed
Monda 8 We left Darien up the river after boat hulls 4 of us
in number my Brother Mr Clarck my self & Stephen we stayed
all Night oppesite Clark's bluff upon the sand beach three miles
Teuda 9 We Stoped at Barrington and at Sansaville we went up
Finholaway Creek as far as Mr Mondays Stayed thare all Night
Wedne 10 We went up Creeck as far as dead river went up that
as far as George Johnsons whare John Hendrakes was to work
built us a camp made preparation to go to work the next day at
Thursda 1 1 We began to work at Connoes
Frida 12 Mr Deane one of Mr Hendrakes [men] was sick we
turned over the Connoe called the snake in the morning to mould it
Saturda 13 We turned over the poUy to mould and did con-
siderable at it
Sunday 14 I stayed in the tent most of the day being some what
fatteagued by the last weeks work
Monday 15 In the morning we turned over the big Connoe
moulded it put the gage pins in to it and the polly
Teusde 16 We almost finished howeling them boath out
Wedne 17 I haweled on a little Connoe No i
Thurs 18 I howeled on a little connoe No 2 much the same Size
Friday 19 We howeled hull No i
Saturd 20 We moulded hull No 2 Mr Obry [O'Berry] left my
Brother after labring for him nine days
Sunda 21 My Brother and I went a fishing and cought a few fish
Monday 22 We howeled out hull No. 2 I did most of it my Self
Teusday 23 We went over the river to work and left hull No. 3
partly ruff dug
Wednes 24 I hoed com for Mr Johnson thare was a fine shower
in the afternoon which revived every thing much it has for a long
time past been exceeding dry
Thursd 25 We worked on hull No. 4 over the river it rained a
Friday 26 We ruff dug it rained Some
Saturda 27 We ruff dug No. 3 in the mean time they have an
other hull began over the river No. 5
Sunday 28 I went up to Mr. Philps three miles from whare I was
at at work got plenty of water melon from the genourous old man
Mr Hendrakes and Clark went down to the ellection which was
to be at Mr. Collinses
Monda 29 Was ellection and Abraham PoweF^ was ellected Capt.
of the Militia My Brother began a small Connoe for himself I was
taken with a disiness but not so as to leave my work
Teusda 30 In the morning I felt tolarable well but when the
sun got up to Shine hot it brot on a head ach I continued to work
untill about 4 o. c. P. M. and quit
July [1801I Wednes i My Brother advised [me] not to labour
I lay by most of the day towards evening I did a little
Thursda 2 In the morning I worked untill about nine o, c. and
left off did no more the remainder of the day Mr. Hendrakes and
Clark returned after haveing a high frolic Clark turned over the
connoe lost 2 bushels of corn and a gug of rum and Sundry other
articles I had a hot fever in the evening
Frida 3 My Brother got his connoe in to the water and made
preparation to go home the next day
Saturda 4 Was the dfay] of independence We Started early in
the morning for Darien went to Mr Copelands I was very much over
come with the heat when I got thare I rested my Self an hour or so
and we Started and came down to Barrington we stoped thare a
short time and then started for home we was over taken by a
Shower and got wet we came down as far as Mr Linders and Staved
Sunday 5 In the morning got home and found all well before
night I was taken with a fit of the ague in the evening I went to bed
after drinking a Strong dish of Sweat wead tea I Sweat powerfully
I received alerter from E. Russell
Monday 6 In the morning I felt weak but free from any fever
or pain I felt tolarable all day
Teusday 7 My Brother went to Saint Simons about 3 o. c. P. M,
I was taken with afit of the agure it held me 2 hours and left me
with Some fevor
Wednd 8 I felt my self weak and drank sage tea for constant
drink which I have drank for several days - I wrote to my Brother
at St Marys
Thursda 9 About 1 2 o. c. I was taken with a fit of the ague which
I broke by runing up and down Stairs
Friday 10 I went out with my Brother into the woods and
gethered some some fever and ague root - I felt more like eating this
afternoon than I had done for Some days
Saturday 1 1 I had a fit of the agure much lighter than any I have
had my Brother went up the river I wrote to E Russell
Sunday 12 I had a fit of the argure
Monday 13 I had a fit of the ague Capt. Randolp returned from
Savannah - The mail boat by accident did not return until
Thomas wrote me a letter
Teusday 14 I had a fit of the agure though a very light one
Wedn 15 I had the agure lightly which took me about 12 o. c.
the fever soon sot in and held me untill night
Thursday 16 I was taken much the same way but the agure
Friday 17 I was taken with the agure about 12 o. c. I took some
sulpher and rum wheather it gave me any relief or not I can not tell
Saturday 18 Was exceeding hot and I had the severest turn of the
fever I had ever felt
Sunday 19 Mr McDonald and his Sister made us a visit I had
the agure and fever but lightly - I got me Some wild cherrytree bark
put it into water for medicine
Monday 20 James Mulrynes^^ Servant took 10 Bushels of corn
and left 1 5 dollars in payment pr 1 50 cts pr bushell
Teusday 2 1 I had the agure harder than common caused I suppose
by the days being wet and cold but the fever was lighter than
Wednesd 22 I had ague and fever much as youseal [usual]
thinking this would never do I was determined to try some physic
Thursday 23 Accordingly I took a portion of tartar which
operated tolarable well
Friday 24 I took a portion of Jallop [jalap] which operated not
Saturda  I took [some] pepper pods put them in to water
and drank the licker a ague was comeing on it seemed to Shorten
my fever and ague
Sunday 26 I took the same which seamed to give me an appetite
but my agure was not lessoned
Monday 27 I drank the Same my agure and fever was lighter than
common althoug[h] it was wet and rainy
Teusday 28 I went a fishing and cought a fish I had my ague
and fever on the water but it was not very Severe I continued
drinking by peper and water
Wednesday 29 I drank my pepper as youseal and my agure and
fever was much the Same in the afternoon I was taken with a disiness
in my head in the afternoon my feet sweled very much
Thursday 30 My agure was very hard I had the Same disiness as
the day before
Friday 31 I had the agure very hard the fever lasted 6 or 7 ours
but in the afternoon I felt pretty well I went after Some grapes
August  Saturday i I had the agure and fever very hard
it come on Sun about one our high in the morning
Sunday 2 I had the agure and fever as hard as I ever had it my
Brother came down from up the river Abraham Powel and his came
down with him
Monday 3 They began [to] frame the tan house I went over to
Teusday 4 My agure come on in the night and very Severe my
appetite failed me
Wednes 5 I had my fever as youseal but could not eat any [thing]
Thurs 6 My appetite quite failed I could not eat any thing
Friday 7 I was much in the Same I was more determined to take
Saturday 8 Accordingly I took a portion of tartar but it operated
very bad it left a pain in my stomach. They raised the tan house
Sunday 9 I took a large portion of Jallop which opperated five
Monday 10 I began to have an apetite and felt some Stronger -
I went out a hunting a short time
Teusday 11 I felt Some Stronger I took a ride in the morning
but I felt Sleepy and Stupid all day my agure comes on early and
earlyer it came about 8 o. c. in the evening
Wednesd 12 I felt very weak and Sleepy I went down to Mr
Morrises and got Some wine
Thursda 13 I felt dull and Sleepy all day my agure come on at a
little after Sun Set but was very light
Friday 14 I felt much the same and sle[p] considable
Saturday 15 My agure was very light and come on about Sun Set
my appetite began to grow better and I felt Some Stronger
Sunday i6 I was much the Same my agure come on Some time
before Sun Set
Monday 17 My Brother went to work upon the roads also about
50 Negroes I had the agure light but the fever was violent
Teusday 18 I had agure and fever but not hard
Wednesd 19 Mr Clark and I made prepareations to go to Doboy
Thursday 20 About sun rise we started for Doboy we got thare
at eleven o. c. we got some oysters made up a fire cleaned out the
well - boath of us being weak we were over come with fatague
Friday 2 1 We rested our Selves considerable at low water we went
for oysters - In the afternoon we hunted for grapes but found none
Saturday 22 We made prepareation for to leave Doboy but the
wind blew a head and we could not
Sunday 23 In the afternoon we left Doboy we had not proceeded
far before the wind came a head with rain but we got to Darien
before bed time but fatagued It was this evening that [I] heard of
Mr Thorntons Death which Surprized me very much
Monday 24 I returned again to Doboy with Clark and Mr.
Littlejohn we got thare about 4 o. c. P. M. and got Some oysters
Teusday 25 Before day in the morning they both went a fishing
and cought nearly one 100 fish mostly mullet - I had not much of
an apetite for fish
Wednesda 26 Before day in the morning I went a fishing with
Littlejohn we cought but few the wind blew hard - We returned
home in the afternoon made a Sail of a blanket and come home with
Thursday 27 I was a little werried by fishing and rested my-self
some upon the bed the agure and fever never left me a day while
Friday 28 My Brother mended his castnet for to go a fishing
I felt my Self very weak
Saturday 29 I went a fishing with Mr Webb
Sunday 30 I thought myself weaker than I had ever been Brother
Thomas Sent V2 Barrell flour to us the thougt of which revived me
Monday 31 I felt my Self weak I undertook to mend my Shoes
I mended one
Septm  Teusday i I wrote to my Br Thomas at St. marys
I had a very high fever
Wednes 2 Mr Jones come from Savannah - My agure about 12
Thursday 3 Mr Jones began to take the amount of his goods
that are in Mr Thorntons store (who is deceased) My Br helped him
Friday 4 I was very weak fever hard
Satur 5 I was Some better I went into garden and down to Mr
Jones Store felt midling well for me
Sunday 6 I received Some bark^"* which I sent for at St. Marys
took some of it
Monday 7 I took it very plentyfuly had the agure fever very hard
Teusday 8 I had no ague or fever this was the first day that I have
escaped Since the 8th of July
Wed. 9 I wrote Brother Thomas I had no ague or fever but felt
Thursday 10 I had neither ague or fever I went to Mr Morrises
and left 2 Bridles thare for Sale
Friday 1 1 I began to think my Self clear of the ague or fever -
I received a letter from E. Russell
Saturday— I wrote to E. Russell
Sunday 1 3 I took the last of my bark of Peru - The mail boat did
Monday 14 Mr Gilmot^^ came forward as administrator to Mr.
Thorntons estate and took an inventory of the property - I mended
Teusday 15 I wrote to my Parents - I felt weak and low Sperited
Wedned 16 The mail boat at lengh arrved and was detained by
bad weather - At evening the boys took up a hive of bees I eat
plentyfuly of the honey
Thursday 17 I felt unwell before night I was taken with the
disentery very violent my Brother went a fishing
Friday 18 I kept my chamber most of the day
Saturd 19 I began to get better of my disorder but very weak
Sunda 20 I felt much better Mrs. Randolph^^ took the Stage for
Monday 21 I had put a stop to my disorder and got to be in a
very costive way. It was a very pleasant day
Teusday 22 It was also pleasant - Sister [sister-in-law] had a
Wednesd 23 We made apian for the tanyard containing 20 vats
for bark and four handlers. I felt a little agueish
Thursda 24 I Spent Some part of the day in writing I took a
walk down to Mr. Morris's
Friday 25 I Spent most of the day in writing
Saturday 26 I Spent most of the day reading Lord Chesterfields
ad vice to his Son My eyes were yet weak but could read most of
the time - Mr Paten is now very Sick he was taken Sick Monday
last and has eate nothing Since worth notice
Sunday 27 I Spent this day much as the day before I felt much
better as to my health
Monday 28 I began to do alittle work but found my Self too
weak to do much
Teusday 29 Was windy and chilly I felt aguriesh and Sick at my
Stomach and pain in my head
Wednes 30 Was a very rainy day which made me keep the
house I spent the day in readind and writing
Paten died about 4 o.c. P. M.
October  Thursd i Was buryed I attended the burying I
bought one quart of wine of Morris I was unwell with the Collie -
I sot out Some Inions [onions] for to try experiment
Friday 2 I Spent the day reading and writing I drank my wine
Saturd 3 I felt better than any day and exersise more
Sunda 4 I felt a little down by yesterdays fatigue but Spent
the day in walks and reading
Monday 5 My Brother went to the General Election at Newport
The gentlemen Elected for the house of esembly were [left blank]
Teusday 6 I went a hunting with Clark
Wednes 7 I went to Doboy for oysters - Robert Clark took his
trunk and went to St. Simons
Thursd 8 I traveled the woods after nuts - We had oysters for
dinner Mr Rosseter^'^ dined with us
Friday 9 I Spent the day mostly in the woods
Saturday 10 In the fore part of the [day] it was rainy in the
afternoon I went after nuts
Sunday 1 1 Mr Rossetter went to Savannah I Spent most of the
day in readind Gouldsmiths Animated Nature
Monday 12 I gerthered about 8 quarts of murtle berrys
Teusday 1 3 I helped my Brother underpin his house - It was very
warm and not being used to [it] I was taken with the headach in
the afternoon and a fever accompaned all night
Wednes 14 I felt very Sore and had a fever in the evening
Thursday 15 My fever was more violent than it had been the
Friday 16 I felt myself some better I exercised considerably
Saturd 17 I went to the Isleand of St Simons with the Bucher
Sunda 18 I helped him Sell his beef - In the afternoon I went to
Mr Harrises and got Some Oranges
Monda 19 I hired a horse and went to Major Buttlers^^ Tan
yard - Mr Holstine oversees the business
Teusday 20 We left Old town^^ in the morning as Soon as day
lite the wind blew hard a head which prevented us from Saveing
the tide we came as far as Buttlers Isleand and waited for the next
flood tide and arirved at Darien in the evening
Wednes 21 I went into the woods after Cattle went up as far as
Mr Harpers he unhappyly lost a child about 3 years of age the
same day We returned as far as Mr Walkers and Stayed all night
Thursd 22 We hunted for Cattle all day and found but one that
we wanted drove it down to Angris [Angus] Mc Donalds and Stayed
Friday 23 Early in the morning it began to rain we Started the
steer for Darien he run in to the Swamp and got away from us We
went to Norman McDonalds^*^ Stayed the remainder of the day and
Saturd 24 It continued raining we left thare early in the morning
for Darien without any Cattle
Sunda 25 The rain continued I spent the day in Readin
Monday 26 It rained Most of the day powerfully at evening we
had the appearance of fair weather
Teusday 27 The rain continued
Wedne 28 Early in the morning I took a cold hearth or a bucket
of cold water poured on my head Some rain fell but not in so
great abundance as in the proceeding days
Thursd 29 The Moon quartered and the weather changed and
became pleasant - I helped my Brother build [a] chimny
Frid 30 I went with Mr Persons to hunt Cattle
Saturday 31 I gerthered some Myrtle burys
Novm  Sunday i Mr. Friss [Frist?] returned from St Marys
with the mail Sick with the yelow fever he died in a bout 12 hours
after he arrived The mail brought news that my Brother was Sick
at that place
Monday 2 I went to Sapelo main or Brora [Broro or Bruro] Neck
I stayed at Esqr. Deloneys at Night
Teusda 3 I returned home Stoped at Norman McDonalds and
Wedns i I suned my hides my Bother return [ed] from up the river
Thurs 5 We framed the rafters to the tan house
Friday 6 We shaved Clabboards and Shingles
Saturd 7 I suned 20 hides that we bought of Mr Swiley
Sunda 8 John Bell moved into Darien with his family
Monday 9 I went up the river with my Brother to clear a fishing
place about 8 miles from Darien
Teusd 10 It rained We did but little
Wedne 1 1 Mr Linder and his Negro helped us
Thurs 12 We quit work and returned to Darien
Friday 13 We worked at the tan house puting on laths
Satur 14 We finished puting the laths
Sunda 15 I read Goldsmiths animated
Mon 16 We be gan to Shingle the tanhouse
Teusd 17 We finished Shingleing it
Wed 18 I bought i pr. shores of Mr Rosseter they were charged
to my Brother pr 1.12 cts
Tliurs 19 I went up the river with my Brother as far as Ezekel
Cogburns'*^ to Survey land
Fride 20 In the fore noon we went over the river to find Some
old lines - we returned I helped Carry the Qiain on the line between
Cogbum & Winwood Mclntoshes^^ tracts
Saturde 21 I dug potatoes for Mr Cogbum
Sunday 22 I Spent the day in reading
Monday 23 In the forenoon I dug potatoes in the afternoon
I helped carry the chain for Mr Ward
Teusday 24 We left Mr Cogbum came down to Mr Collinses
filed our boat with com and borrowed Mr Glyns boat loaded it with
140 pumpkins towed the two boats and came down in Mr Glyns
flat we came as far as Barington staye[d] the Night
Wedns 25 On our way we met Henery Green with Store good -
we camped at the fishing place
Thursd 26 We arrived at Darien on loaded [unloaded! the corn
Frida 27 I made Some utensels for the tan yard
Saturda 28 I also made utensels for the tanyard
Sunda 29 I wrote to John Bracken at Pittsburgh according to
promice - Doctr Thuston preached a Sermon
Mon 30 Schoner Polly of Stonington Capt Stanton arrived here
Decem;  Teusd i The personal estate of Elem Thornton
was Sold at publick Oction - I went up the river to cut off alog
for a wharf
Wedns 2 I went into the woods to hew timber - TTie first news
of peace in Europe^^
Thurs 3 I hailed timber with my brothers horse
Frida 4 Mr Crane came here to work - I Sawed Some blox to
put under the tan house
Saturda 5 We cleared away a place for a wharf
Sunday 6 Doctor Thuston preached a Sermon - After meeting
I went with the Bucher after a Steer
Monday 7 John McMillen came here to work one month for 13
Dollr - In the forenoon we hewed timber in the afternoon we raised
up the tanhouse
Teusda 8 We wedged up the house I borrowed 30 rails of my
Brother for lay bark on my Brother went to St. Marys
Wednes 9 We filled in and about the tan house with sand and
made prepareations to go up the river after bark
Thursd 10 We wheeled Sand into the tan house Stephen helped
me in the evening we went up the river with the Flat after bark and
got a ground on the top of high water Mr McMuUin and Stephen
were with me
Friday 11 In the Afternoon we got off the Flatt and carryed it
up within one mile of Linders left it went up to Linders and stayed
Saturda 12 We got the Flaat up to the bark cleared paths and
made prepareations to Load it on Monday
Sunday 13 Bought of James Holland one quarter of Venison
in the evening I went down to Linders
Monday 14 Mr Linder hired to me Sirus and Jemima to carry
bark and Sold me one bushell of potatoes we loaded the flat with
seven piles of bark the bark some of it was spoilt we left thare about
dark at high water and came down below pine Island with the same
Teusday 15 We got down to Darien and mostly on loaded flat
Wednesday 16 We on loaded the flat and made prepareations to
go again but the wind blew from the N. W. and we could not go -
my Brother received a letter from Connecticut by which we were
informed that E. Russell was to leave thare the 20 Novem. for
Thursda 17 We left Darien about 2 O. C. in the morning with
the flat and got up to Westly Horn and stayed thare most of the
day waiting for the tide as soon as the tide made we went up as far
as the bark and encampt
Friday 18 We got in all the bark and Started for home came
down as far as Westley-hom and waited for the tide we started
again about 10 O. C. and came home the Same tide
Saturda 19 We got home at 4 O. C. in the mornind - on loaded
the bark in the course of the day
Sunday 20 I dined at Mr Brantleys - my Brother returned from
St. marys in the mail boat
Monda 2 1 We filled up the tan house with Sand
Teusday 22 We wnt up the river after timber for a wharf - It
rained in the afternoon my Brother went to Sapelo
Wedne 23 Arrived here in the stage Emanuel Russell from Sa-
vanah he left Connecticut the 20 Novem and left friends all well
Thursd 24 Mr Russell and I went to Buttlers Island - Mr Allen
Bayley Died on St. Simons
Friday 25 Crismas a great hollowday in this Country - Mr
Bayley was buried
Saturd 16 I spent the day hunting
Sunday 27 Emanuel Russell left here for Savanah in the Stage
Monda 28 I cut logs for a wharf
Teusday 29 Was very cool in the morning we began the wharf
Wednesd 30 We went with the mail boat for St. Marys my
Brothers Mr McMillen and 3 Pasingers we went as far as Fradereca
[Frederica, St. Simons Island] and waited for the tide
Thursd 3 1 We left thare at 5 o. c. in the morning went to Bruns-
wick and then to the Plumborch [plum orchard]
January 1802 Friday i We arrived at St. Marys at 10 O. C. in
the morning We left St. Marys in the evening and came below
St. Peter [Point]
Saturd 2 We came to Fraderica
Sunday 3 We arrived at Darien before 9 O. C. in the morning
Monday 4 I mad[e] some ores for the mail boat
Teusd 5 I made a pair of haims [hames]
Wednes 6 I went up Cathead Creek for the flat - E Russell came
in the Stage Mrs. Randolph also
Thus 7 We went up the river after timber for trushoops
Frida 8 I cut wood for a wharf
Satur 9 I cut wood for a wharf Mr McMillin helped me
Sunday 10 I went up to Mr Webs a hunting
Monda 1 1 John Broker came to live with my Brother we went
up the river after staves
Teusday 12 We cleared out the fishing place Duett Holland
the two Linders and thare boy Jo assisted
Wednesday 13 We began to get Staves
Thursd 14 We got staves and heading Linders Jo helped both
Friday 1 5 We cut timber at the f ishin place for a house
Saturd 16 We came home in the evening I went up Lewisses
Creek after Spelerses flat
Sunday 17 We brot it into Darien river
Monda 18 I cut timber for a wharf Mr Brooker helped me
Teusday 19 I got home some bark Brooker helped me
Wednes 20 I went to St Marys
Thursd 2 1 We got to the Plomb orched
Friday 22 We arrived at St. Marys by 8 O. C. in the morning and
left thare at three
Saturda 23 We came to Gaskins [Gascoigne's] bluff before sunset
Sunday 24 We arrived at Darien
Monday 25 Capt. Twining had a vandue [vendue] I bought a
Matress at 3.75 cents
Teusday 26 I went to Hampton point on St. Simons carried Mr
Wednesda 27 I went to Gaskines bluff by land got 54 lb Inch
rope returned to Hampton point and came home the night following
Thursday 28 I went up to the fishing place with my Brother -
Lesle Crane and Russell we hailed the sain once
Frida 29 We hailed the sain all day and cought a few fish
my Brother returned home
Saturda 30 I went up to Mr Duetts [Dewitt's?] the night folowing
I stayed at Mr Linders
Sunday 3 1 We hailed the sain several times and cought a few fish
February  Monday i We began to clear a spot at the
fishing place and hailed the sain a few times George Linder assisted^^
Teusday 2 We continued clearing and cought a few fish George
Wednes 3 We hailed the Sain a few times and cought some fish
in the evening James Persons^^ came from Barrington and camped
with us all night
Thurs 4 Mr Persons helped up hall the sain twice and cought
one Shad Stephen went up to Mr Duetts got 13 1/2 lb of bacon
Friday 5 We hailed the sain but cought no fish worth notice
Saturday 6 We returned to home
Sunday 7 I bought a pr Shoes of J. K. Holzendorph^® I went to
Monda 8 I went up to the fishing place Abraham Powel went
up to mend the net We hailed the sain twice and cought a few fish
Teusday 9 We cleared up land
Wednes lo We cleared land at evening we hailed the sain
Mesrs Linders helped us
Thursd 1 1 We fished all day Mesrs Linders helped us
Frida 12 We came home
Saturd 13 We went after the old flat Brother went [to] St. Simons
Sunday 14 I read Goldsmiths 2 voUun
Monday 15 I worked in the garden
Teusday 16 We nocked the flat to peaeces
Wednes 17 We went to the fishing place
Thurs 18 Br Roswell and Powel came up
Frida 19 We caught a few fish and come home
Saturda 20 We began to make a Small flat for fishing
Sunday 21 E Russell David Ranger and my Self went to Doboy
for Oysters on our way the wind blew from N. W. fresh and fair
on our way back we lost our way and went to Samuel Gayries on
Herds Isleand We was very well entertained by Mr Gary
Monday 22 We left Garies early in the morning intending to go
round the Isleand by Mihall but the wind blew fresh from the N.
we come too at the East end of the Isleand went to Mr Garies and
Teusday 23 In the morning about 10 O. C. we got home and
found my Brother Thomas thare from St. Maries [Marys] the wind
blew from the N. W.
Wedne 24 We worked at the fishing flat
Thursda 25 We put in the timbers and began to cork it
Friday 26 We finished it and put it in to the water - Thomas
started for St. Maries in Cranes boat Russell went with him the
wind blew from the N. W. We sot out some cabbages at the S. E.
Comer of the garden
Saturday 27 We went up the river to fish cought 7 Shad and
the 2[nd] hall and a nother hall a Sturgeon
Sunday 28 We cought a few shad and a rock fish
March  Monday i Brother and Stephen went home in the
evening Mr Powell [,] Webb^"^ and Stephen came up we fished in
the evening but cought no Shad
Teusday 2 We fished untill half Ebb we cought a few shad and
Powel and Webb went home I sent 5 shad down with them
Wednesda 3 George Linder helped us fish we hailed the sain 9
times and cought but one shad some few rock and trout
Thursday 4 Mr. Harden on his way to fort James^^ stopt and
helped fish we cought some shad and other fish in the evening Mr
Duett came up from Darien
Friday 5 In the morning we hailed the sain twice but cought no
fish of account the remainder of the day we cleared land
Saturday 6 We hailed the sain three times and cought 6 Shad
We wrought at clearing untill Ebb tide and then came home - I
received a letter from St. Maries from Russell
Sunday 7 Capt Randolph came from Savannah Brought a box of
saddles for Russell freight 3 Dollr
Monday 8 We went up to the fishing place Capt Randolphs
Romeo went with us we cought no fish worth note we cut the
Live Oak - the wind blew from E.
Teusday 9 We turned the sain end for end and cought a few fish
the wind blew from N. W.
Wednsd 10 We hailed the sain 8 times and cought 3 Shad and
a Rock fish we came home brot home the sain and tools In the
evening we went a fishing with the cast net We cought 79 fish
Thursday 11 I put cloths to two Womens saddles of Russels for
my sister in law and Miss McDonald - we hung up the sain
Friday 12 It rained some part of the Day I planted Seeds in the
garden at this time I was lame with the rheumatism in my right
knee wich has been troublesome near two weeks
Saturday 13 Miss McDonald came for her saddle left 24 Dollr
for Russell for it - Brooker and myself went to Doboy for Oysters
but got none the wind blew strong from N. E. it rained
Sunday 14 We returned with out fish or Oysters Capt Randolph
left Darien for Savannah
Monday 15 I went up to the fishing place to peal bark John
Brooker and Stephen went with me
Teusday 16 We began to peal bark cut up the tree tops and
prepare the land for fireing Joseph Brooker came
Wednesday 17 We continued pealing and clearing Joseph Brooker
helped us - The wind blew from the west
Thursday 18 Joseph Brooker Stayed with us untill about 10 O. C.
in the morning John Brooker Stayed untill evening and then [went]
to Darien we pealed bark and cleared as the days before
Friday 19 We pealed Bark as youseal Spellers came up from
Darien on his way to the Ocone[e River] with a boat He and the
boats crew Stayed all night - yesterday we borrowed 6 quarts of
com of Mr Linder
Saturday 20 We came home brought home all utensels James
Persons left at the fishing place a corse [coarse] pr trousers an shirt
I brought them home
Sunday 2 1 I spent the day in reading and writing in the afternoon
I walked out witli Mr Russell - We hung up the Sain
Monday 22 We got all the plank off the old flat and out of the
Water - I began to write some letters to Send to Connecticut by
Teusday 23 I wrote 2 one to my Brother and another to my
Wedn 24 My Brother went to Sapelo^'' to Battalion muster
Thurs 25 In the afternoon I helped Mr Street move his com
Friday 26 I finished writing my letters I wrote to Isaac Hunt [,]
Sister Hunt [,] Palmer Bates [,] George King Jun [,] B Lines
Saturd 27 Mr Russell and my self went up to Mr Rays after
Honey but got none - My Brother gave me one Hive of Bees if I
would take care of his I gave Russell the first Swarm that they
Sunday 28 Russell left this for Connecticut - One year this day
Since I came to Darien - Mr Brantly is very Sick with Plurisey or
Monday 29 Ephraim Pasons and myself agreed to enter in to a co
partnership In the Buchering and taning business for the term of
three years drowed writings but did not sign them
Teusday 30 I wint up to Mr Linders with my Sister in law and
Wednesday 31 Brother and myself Setled - For my years service
he is to give me the hides and bark that is now on hand and the use
of the tan house free and r\vo lots for the term of 3 years - I made
a Coller for the horse
April 1802 Thursday i Brother went to Doboy for Oysters - I
ahlled Some wood
Friday 2 I mad[el a Leimer [limer] My Brother worked at his
Chimny Mrs Sturling came to Darien
Satur 3 I went to the A4uster or Election Norman Mc Donald
resigned Wm Bassetr^" elected Captain John L. K. Holzendorph
Leutenant and Allen PoweP^ Insign
Sunday 4 I was Stung with 5 bees they pisoned me much and
inflamed my body all over Mrs Sturling went home my Brother
went to Savannah
Monday 5 I began to currie some bellows leather for Moses
Teusday 6 I began to peal bark back of Darien it rained in the
afternoon I Shaved Leather
Wednesday 7 I pealed bark Steven [Stephen ?] helped me
Thursday 8 I pealed barck
Friday 9 In the forenoon I pealed barck in the afternoon I went
to Doboy for Oysters Dunham went
Saturday 10 We returned with Oysters
Sunday 11 As yuseal I washed myself wrote and read Some
Monday 12 I Borrowed a flat of Mr Street and went up the
river for barck
Teusday We got to the fishing place put in the bark left thare
Wedn. 14 We returned home in the morning on loaded the barck
Thursda 15 I helped my Brother finish his chimney
Friday 16 I began to make me a pr of shoes
Saturday 17 I finished them my foot was sore with a boil on the
instrip Moses Moody left Darien Supposed to go off in an unbe-
comeing way it is imegined he has gone to Florida
Sunday 18 I was very lame I got Some Salts at Rossetters store
Monday 19 Mr Pours [Powers ?] a carpenter come to M^ork with
us aft] 20 % pr. month I took Some Salts - I worked at lathing a little
room up Stair
Teusday 20 I worked at lathing
Wednesd 2 1 I went to Doboy for Oysters
Thursday 22 I hailed bark
Friday 23 In the forenoon I hailed bark - in the afternoon I
went to St Simons with Mr Abrahams we had a Strong wind from
the E and got blowed into the Marsh in Butter milk Sound
Saturday 24 I returned with three pasingers from Old town
Sunday 25 Brother went to Savannah - I went to Mrs Sturlings
with A4rs King
Monday 26 I hailed barck
Teusday 27 I hailed barck
Wedns 28 I hailed barck in the forenoon in the afternoon I went
up to the fishing place and sot the Cainbrake [canebrakel on firee
Thursd 29 We burnt as many logs and brush as we could and
began to plant - at evening I went up to Mr Linders
Friday 30 Burnt more of the logs and planted some more - took
the last of the Ebb [tide! went down to the Honey gall Creek after
a flat of Mr Brantleys but did not get it - it rained very hard in the
evening I came home and got very wet
May [1802I Saturday i Mr Cook^^ ^y^^ gt Darien he Dined with
us - He and my Brother maried sisters I never saw him before he
has the appearance of a genteel man his manners are slow and easy
Sunday 2 A4rs King [,] Mr Cook and myself walked up to Mr
Monday 3 I went up to the fishing place to plant Jo Pours went
up with me we almost finished planting and returned
Teusday 4 I made a gangway to the tan house and got some
timber for clamps
Wedne 5 Mr Cook left here - I got some Sypruss timber for
clamps Brother returned from Savannah
Thursda 6 I began a Wharf to set the waterpool on we began
to make the waterpool
Friday 7 Allin Powel helped me he wrought at the water pool -
(Mr Pours worked for Mr Powel six days an I was to be paid in
Saturd 8 We finishe[d] the waterpool
Sunday 9 Ferrils boat left here I went as fer a[s] pine Isleand
with him Mr Street & yarbougrough went also on our return we
stopted at the Ceder Landing for plumbs
Monday 10 I piled bark that was in the tan house - Pours began
upon an other vatt and put it to gether
Teusday 1 1 He weged it and put it into the ground at evening
Mr Generalac [Gignilliat ?] and Mr Holmes came here Staid with
us al Night
Wednesday 12 I got timber for the barck mill floor
Thursday 13 I laid the timber for the mill
Friday 14 Stephen went up to Benjamin Lisles to carry a letter
and [heard] the News of his [brother ?] Thomas Lisles^^ death
he died on Teusday last very sudden in Savannah Br Thomas was
thare at the time - I cut timber for a wharf
Saturday 15 I went to Little St Simons [Island] after fish Mr
Yarboughrough Dunham Coopper and Pours went also Found Ros-
well my Brother thare and Majr Buttler The wind blew so violent
we cought no fish at night we had but a poor Shelter the wind and
rain made the night horrid the musquetoes and Sand flies made
a great addition to our bad Situation
Sunday 16 In the morning when the rain abated Mr Yarbough-
rough and myself walked up the beach about 2 miles found some
spunges and curious looking shells we returned to our camp and
then Started for home without fish or Oysters
Monday 17 I began to git lumber for a barck Wheel up Cathead
Creek - In the afternoon I took my horse went to horse Creek to
hunt an other tree foun one and returned
Teusday 18 Capt Stanton Delivered from on board the Schooner
Polly I Hdds Molasses I put it in to Mr Rositers store - We finished
the stick of timber up Cathead - Stephen and Numan went up the
river or fishing place to hoe the com and pu[mp]kins
Wednes 19 Three of us went to horse Creek to git timber
Allyn Powel helped us we hewed too peaces 20 in [?] by 15
Thursd 20 We made pr. block wheels for to hall the timber
Friday 21 I got Mr Powel horse to help hall the timber we made
a trail broke the geers and quit - got some small timber
Satur 22 We hailed the timber for the barck wheel Went up
to Ceder landing after plumbs got a plenty Stephen returned from
Sunday 23 I drawled off one barrel of molasses for my Br.
Roswell out of a hogghead and Robert Powers^'* hed [had ?] the
remainder which was 69 gallons at 75 cts pr gallon I put it into
Monday 24 We went to horse Creek for a stick of timber Live Oak
6 feet long 15 by 16 inches
Teusday  We went up Cathead Creek for some hicery timber
for coggs to the barck wheel
Wednesd  We went to Horse Creek for one stick of timber
Pours complaned of being sick We went up to the Ceeder landing
Thursday 27 Powers was Sick Abraham Powel gave him phisic -
My business was now alittle out of order I hoes Some in the garden
and made prepareation for to go up the river for Brantleys old
flat Pours was Sick
Friday 28 Pours was sick and Stephen was sick - I went up the
river alone The flat was up the Honeygall Creek I cut off a big
log and got out the flat at high water came down with the ebb
tide in the night which was very darck and rainy in the morning
I found myself back of Butlers Isleand
Saturday 29 In the morning I found myself about three miles
out of my way and the f)at on a root at high water I could not git
it off left it and came home Thare was a court at our house between
Mrs. Dunham and [a] Negro girl - I bought a bandanah handkerchief
of Br Roswell pr 125 cents
Sunday 30 I went after the flat Mr Roach went with me; we
returned without the flat took dinner and went after her again
Pours went with us we got it at the mouth of Darien River and
Monday 3 1 Pours went to work he has lost four days Wednesday
Thursday Friday and Saturday - We went after the flat it took us
most of the day to git it home
June 1802 Teusday i We nocked Some part of it in pieces and
worked at the barck wheel some
Wednesd 2 We got most of the plank off and out
Thursday 3 We got the remainder out work some at the wheel
Friday 4 We made the mortices and dowels
Saturday 5 We helped Rob Pours get a cable that was fast at the
bottom of the river but with out Success
Sunday 6 I went into the river to swim I helped Rob. Powers
to git us a cable
Monday 7 Roach began to work for me at 1.25 cents per Day
We began to lay the bark millfloor put the timber for the wheel
into the tanhouse
Teusday 8 We finished laying the floor - and made Some coggs
for the bark wheel Brother went to St Simons
Wednesd 9 He returned he ha[d] agreed to Superintend Majr.
Buttlers business but upon what conditions I have not lernt I received
a letter from Eman. Russell We dabed [daubed?] over the bark
mill floor and made Some coggs
Thursday 10 We put the bark wheel together
Friday 1 1 Roach worked for himself and Pours helped him at
Morises I went up the river to hoe the corn and pumpkin but foun
the Corn all destroyed by the squirrels I returned leaveing the
pumpkin to shift for themselves
Saturday 12 B. Roswell bought of M. Street two Hoggheads of
damaged tobacco for eight dolars I helped him repack it Pours
worked for Roach
Sunday 1 3 I spent the day as common in reading and writing
Monday 14 We wrought at the barkmill
Teusday 15 Pours was Sick with the kine pox [cow pox] we
worked at the bark mill
Wednes 16 Brother went to the I[s.] St Simons Roach was Sick
Thurs 17 Roach worked at the barck wheel We put it up
Pours was sick
[Frijday 18 Roach began a Vatt his arm was Sore with the kine
pox he left off work about the middle of the afternoon I began a
gangway into the tan house loft
Saturd 19 Roach did not work was sick I finished the gang way
Roach has work[ed] four days this week and 4 last week
Sunday 20 News was early in the morning that Capt Jonathan
Fabian^^ had Shot himself my brother immediately went thare with
several more and found the report too true he Shot himself with
a pistol and left another loaded with Nine Shot this terable Suiside
was done last Night between Sunset and dark He Shot himself on
top of his head the contents of the pistol most probably went into
his body (being no signs of Shot) Mary McDonald was at our
Monday 21 I worked by myself at the bark mill - Pours and
Stephen went up the river to make a Canoe
Teusday 22 I worked by by myself at the bark mill - Pours came
Wednes 23 I went to St Simons to git some Blaksmiths work
done Pours went to work for me - Roack went to St Maries in
Thursday 24 I fished in the forenoon in the afternoon I went to
see Mr Holstien the Tanner
Friday 25 We came home I got no work done Brother Now had
the care of Majr Butlers property
Saturd 26 Pours and I Dressed some plank and put them up aloft
Sunday 27 The mailboat did not return the Stage went on without
I began to read a Book called The new Mirror
Monday 28 I went up the river to help make a Connoe one mile
below the fishing place I went to the fishing and began to hoe the
Teusday 29 I finished the pumpkins and work Some at the Cannoe
Wednesday 30 We had returned from the river - J Pours borrowed
Mr Webbs Connoe to go up the river after timber He went in the
afternoon up to Dewitts - I made me a Shewmaker Seat Brother
went to St. Simons -
July Thursday i I put Coggs into the barckwheel - I mended
Friday 2 I put coggs into the barckwheel Brother returned from
St Simons brot two iron bands and one guggeon [gudgeon]
Saturd 3 I finished puting in coggs
Sunday 4 Independance of the United States of America declared
twinty six years past - I spent the day in reading and writing
Monday 5 Roach came to work
Teusday 6 Brother went to St Simons Capt Morgan and his wife
went with him
Wedned 7 We put down a tan vatt
Thursday 8 I began a pump Mrs King gave Roach one dollar
Friday 9 Roach did not work I worked at the pump
Saturday lo Roach has worked 5 days this week - Br Thomas
came from St MsLrys in the Alailboat - Miss McDonald was here
Sunday 1 1 I wrote an agreement between Roswell and mySelf
but did not Sign it After th following manner
State of Georgia Mcintosh County
Darien A. D. 1802
This certifieth that Roswell King and Reuben King do hereby
agree to enter into a copartnership in the taning business and the
various branches of Manifacturing leather and all business appertaining
tharetoo Said Reuben is to have the care of the whole business and
to act according to the best of his judgment for the good of boath
for the term of three years Said Roswell and Reuben are to Share
equal in the loss or gain arrising from Said business inporpotion to
the separate Stock advanced Said Reuben is to have a salary of three
Hundred thurty and three Dollars pr. year and common board and
Mond 12 Roach worked it rained
Teusd 1 3 We put a vatt together it rained
Wedns 14 We put it in the ground for a lime vatt - Roach went
to St Marys in the mail boat as a hand I wheeled Sand around the
Thursday 15 I wheeled durt into the barck house and dug a
drean [drain] Brother went to Island of St. Simons
Friday 16 I made me i pr Shoes or Casimier slippers
Saturd 17 I wheeled durt Roach worked 2 Days this week
Sunday 18 I Spent the day common about home - Rufus King
Brother Roswells oldest Son is now Sick with a fever He was taken
with a head ach Last Thursday he began to complain
Monday 19 Thomas left here for St Marys Roach worked
Teusday 20 We put down an other vatt and moved another
Sammuel Roach has worked for me 15 Day at 125 cents pr Day
Settled found Due Saml Roach 6, 63 cents
Wednesd 21 Rufus was Dangerously Sick Bro Roswell went to
St Simons I wheeled durt I sot up the latter part of the night with
Rufus He vomited and purged blood
Thursday 22 I paid Saml Roach Six Dollars I sot up with Rufus
part of the night
Friday 23 At about half past 4 O. C. in the morning Rufus Died
In the tenth year of his age Four day before his death He was
derillious most of the whole time Brother returned from St Simons
found his Son Dead
Saturday 24 He was buryed about 11 O. C. in the morning
The inhabitants paid a Due respect &c
Sunday 25 John Giagnallact [Gignilliat]^^ Mrs Sturhng Mrs. Ran-
dolph Dined here
Monday 26 I bought of John Swiley one flat price eight Dollars
I let him have a Saddle at 16 $ there was a ballance of 8 $ Due him
for hides the Saddle made an even Settlement - I began to dig a hole
to put Down a waterpool
Teusday 27 I dug all day the quick Sand run in fast
Wednesda 28 I finished diging the hole put down part of it -
my fore finger on the left hand began to be Sore
Thursday 29 I finished puting down the waterpool my finger
was painful I did no more
Friday 30 I did nothing the felling [felon] on my finger was
Saturda 31 Stephen Went up the river with Mr Haden I Settled
with Roach and ballanced all accounts Mr Kenada came down the
river with a new boat loden with Gotten
August 1802 Sunday i My finger the inflameation in it has abated
I Spent the Day as common Reading and writing
Monday 2 I put the first hides into soak I put in 26 hides 2 bits [?]
and 5 Skins thus is the beginning of my taning
Teusday 3 I went to Doboy for lime found the skift
Wednes 4 I worked the hides and put some of them into the lime
Thursday 5 I worked the remainder of them and put all but 4
into the Lime - Mr Webb killed a Calf for Brother
Friday 6 I put the remainder of the hides into the lime
Saturday 7 We put up a temporary Shead to work under over
the beam - I put in Soak 24 hides and 4 poor Deer Skins
Sunday 8 I wrote too Brother George the Contents were My
good health The ill health of Bro. Thomas the Death of Rufus
The begining of the taning The futer prospect of Darien and the
produce of this County - &c
Monday 9 I had been previously warned to work on the Road
all the week this day I attended and bought my time the remainder
of this week for two gallons of poor Brandy I worked hide[s]
some part of the day
Teusday 10 I worked hides and Skin and put Some in Lime
Wednesday 1 1 1 put the remainder of them in Lime - I went
out upon the Road to see how they managed
Thursda 12 I went out again I began a Rim for the barck mill
Friday 13 I finished the Rim for the barck Mill
Saturday 14 Was Company Muster under Capt Wm Bassett
Leut. Holzendorf Insn. Powel all new commissioned Officers I at-
tended and was very well pleased at Captn. Bassetts performance -
I rode to the Muster ground and back again behind Mr Street
Sunday 15 I went up the river after plumbs and grapes
Monday 16 I korked the flat and made prepareations to burn a
Teusday 17 I went up Cathead Creek after wood to bum the
kill I got some wood that belonged to the Estate of E Thornton
I returned laid the bottom of the kill
Wednesday 1 8 We carried sheels [ ? ] from the kitchen - Norman
McDanold sent one Steers hide to tan marcked N. M. C. Brother
went to the [blank in ms,]
Thursday 19 Weeks came to work with me for 6 bus[hel]s Lime
per Day We went for wood
Friday 20 We finished the lime kill and Sot it on fire I Sot up
by the kill the most of the night
Saturday 21 I Wrote to Isaac Hunt the Contents ware my good
health and the Sale of his Saddles &c Joseph Powers came down with
Sunday 22 In the morning I went up to the Ceder lan[d]ing to
hunt I returned before in the afternoon I went after plumbs and
Monda 23 I began to grind barck broke the mill in the afternoon
I repaired it I went [up] the river and brought Down lime Drifted
Teusday 24 I worked Some Skins ground some barck Kenada's
Ocone[e] boat came down here from Savanah
Wednesda 25 I wrote to Thomas concerning a horse
Thursday 26 Brother went to St. Simons two big oared boats
Came up with him to move his Family to the Island
Friday 27 He returned With the boats &c I ground barck
Saturda 28 He moved down with his Family - Mr. Hunt moved
in to his house I went to Jeremiah Brantley's^'^ to board at three
Dollers pr week - I found my own lodgeing - Brother left Stephen
with me to work I got a room of Mr. Hunt to Sleep and to keep
my close and beding
Sunday 29 Joseph Powers traded at Rossitter & Streets store
4.12 cents on Roswell King Account I took a bill of the Same I went
[to] St Simons took down the goats Parks Littlejohn and Johnson
went with me
Mond 30 We went down to Little St. Simons and fished hailed
the Sain Cought some and returned home
Teusday 31 I took 25 hides out of the Lime with Stephens help
I haired them and fleshed them
September 1802 Wednesday i Stephen went to St Mary's in the
mail boat for 4 $
Thursday 2 I grained the hides
Friday 3 I filled up a tan vatt with water put in barck
Saturda 4 I grained the hide again My Brother came up from
the Isleand We settled with Joseph Powers he worked 45 Days for
the Co Partnership at 20 Dollers pr Month which amounted to 34.62
Cent The Co Partnership paid 5.75 Cents Roswell King paid the
remainder 28.87 Cents I Wrote to Russell I worked the hides
over on the Grain
Sunda 5 I wrote and read as common - My Brother Roswell re-
turned to St. Simons
Monday 6 I put in barck 50 sides took out of the lime 50 Sides
more Stephen went up to Clarks Bluff I un haired some of the hides
Teusday 7 I finished un hairing the hides - Hailed 500 Clabboards
for Domingo for one Dollar
Wedne 8 Domingo paid me one dollar I lost out of the tan house
one Short Coat one Steiped Vest and one pair of Nankeen overhalls
Mr. Holzendorphs Store was broken open about 18 Dollars Cash
and Some Shoes were stold Suposed to [be] Mr Couper's Negroes
I got 4 letters out of the post for John McMilin price 85 cents At
evening I went & slep with Mr Street He is sick with the Fever
Thursday 9 We cut and hailed timber for a wharf at Night I slep
With Mr Street he had a high fever
Friday 10 I grained the hides and ground barck Stephen Com-
plaine of being un well
Saturd 1 1 He was Sick I work at the wharf I laid away 50 Sides
in fat No. i firs[t] layor - I Stayed with Mr Street at Night
Sunday 12 We started to go to Doboy in the mailboat Capt
F er Park and miself It rained we returned
Monday 1 3 Stephen ground barck I put in barck 50 Sides of leather
took out of the lime 12 Sides 2 butts 2 Calf Skins 7 Poor Deer skins
I Alegator Skin
Teusday 14 I work at the wharf my Brother came up from the
Wednes 15 I hailed timber for wharf
Thurd 16 John Hunt raised the Store for Mr Dunham I started
for Barington I went as far a[s] Capt. Fulton's and stayd all night
Thare was an express come from the Govemer Josiah Tatenall
Junr^^ that the militia should muster imediately I was autherised
to worn the inhabitants at Barington
Friday 17 I went to Barinton took Breakfast at Mrs. Powers
I did some business for my Brother with Harper and Powers - Mr
Harper engaged to fetch down 10 or more steers for my Brother
(or Major Butler) Leonard Harper was married the night before
too Susanah Brothers I came from Barington by water Wm. Hozen-
dorph [Holzendorf] Rode the horse back I Stoped at Linders got
an empty jarr for Capt Randolph Stoptd [at] the Fishing place
got some punkins and got home about 4 oc in the afternoon
Saturd 18 I ground mill full of barck in the forenoon and then
went to muster I was drafted to go under the 2nd drafted Serjent
John Aicintosh the Serjen't has the command of 8 men they are
to go in a gunboat to gard the Fronttiers of Georgia
Sunday 19 I worked all day I hired a Negro boy to roll durt to
bank up the fats I put in bark 1 2 sides 8 skins
Monday 20 I took up the leather that was laid away It was unhurt
I took 4 sides out of the Lime
Teusday 21 We wheeled durt for the wharf Mr. Brantley let
me have one Calf Skin
Wednd 22 We wheeled durt for the Wharf considerable rain fell
I put in bark 4 Sides
Thursd 23 It rained [I] did not do much. Mr. Parks began a tan
Friday 24 I went up the River after Mr. Streets flatt but did not
find it I brought down 50 punkins
Saturd 25 John Hornsby brot i hide and 2 Deer Skins for to be
taned I bought i q[uarter] venison of Hornsby price 44 Cents
Sunday 26 The Moon changed the weather was wet and windy
wind N. the Mailboat did not return
Mond 27 We sunk a tan vatt that Erastus Park made it leaked
Teusda 28 I went to St. Simons to carry John Gordon down a
Molatter [mulatto] down He gave me three Dollars I returned in
the evening - The mailboat did not come
Wedn 29 Leonard Harper brot to Clabboard bluf 10 Steers for
Maj Buttler - i five year old steer 2 four yr. old and 7 three yr. olds
I Rececited the Steers after this manner
Darien Sept. 2 - 1802
Recivd of Leonard Harper one five yr old Steer two four yr. old
Steers Seven three yr. old Steers and promice to Deliver to Roswell
King of his order
I Sent Stephen after the horse he brot him and told me the horse
had been Shot in the tail I examined it according to the best of
judgment it was Shot with a rifle ball and I believe it was done by
Webb or A Powell Webb denyed it
Thursd 30 I went up to Clabboard bluff saw the cattle in the flat
October 1802 Frida i I ground bark laid away 50 Sides of leather
the first layor
Satd 2 I went to Sapelo or Court House to Battalion Muster
under Majr. Montford and Agitant Carleton The day was rainy We
was on the perrade but a few moments the Roll was not called - We
was well treated by the Commissioned Officers
Sund 3 It rained My Brother Came from St Simons left his
Mond 4 Was very rainy I did but little John Colder^^ Sent 5
Hides I Deer Skin to be tanned
Teusd 5 I began to knock to peaces a flat for Wm Dunham
[Dunham] which I had sold unto him for 13 Dollars - Yesterday
I took out of the lime i hide i Calf skin 2 Deer Skins - Mr Street
was very sick at this time I selep in his Store alone three Nights past
my Brother went to Jacob Woods^®
Wednes 6 I knocked planks off the flat and did some few things
about the tan yard
Thurs 7 I took all the planks off the flatt - Corked one of the
tan vatts with ocum - took up 12 peaces of Ceeder in the river - I
recevd a letter from E Russell dated Pokeepsie [Poughkeepsie, N. Y.]
12 Septr. Brother went to St Simons
Friday 8 I took up and put down a tan fat and [g] round part
of a mill of barck
Satd 9 Stephen went up the river after punkins brought down 100
I [sold] I dozen to jon Hunt and one dozn. to Mr. Holzendorph
I Dollar pr Dozn.
Sunday i o Stephen went to Barington after Cattle for Ge. Morrice
Brother Thomas Came from St Maries in the mailboat He went to
Savannah in the Stage
Monda 1 1 I laid away 20 Sides of leather 2 buts 2 Calves Skins
5 Deer Skins i Aligator skin went after a flat for Mr Street I Saw
Majr. Butler's Schooner at broughton Isleand - I went to the flat
at Alagator Creek took the ebb tide went into Buttermilk Sound
intending to come through three mile Cut
Teusda 12 The wind blew from the east and I had to return
the wind blew very hard brought the [flat] to the upper end of
Alagator Creek and left it - returned home
Wedn 13 Stephen went in the mail boat - I worked for J Hunt
Thurs 14 I hired Mr McCarter to go with me after the above
me[n]tioned flat We got thare before low water and Stayed untill
the comeing tide took the flood tide come to the head of Brouton
[Broughton] Isleand waited for ebb tide took the tide came into
mud river waited for the flood
Frid 15 We took the flood came to the head of Gener [General's
Island] Isleand and waited thare for the ebb tide took the tide came
to Darien about Sun set
Saturd 16 In the morning I went after the horse found him in
Mcintosh's field I ground barck corked a tan fat
Sunday 17 I Settled with Rossitter & Street & Ballanced all ac-
counts With said Copartnership - I Received a letter from John
McMillin He wrote me that he was well Also wrote that he had
received 5 letters from me which letters I had taken out of the post
office for him for the 5 letters I paid 105 cents which is hole
postage I dined at Mr Hunts upon oysters
Mond 18 I made 2 brooms hailed some Ceeder timber for my Self
Hailed 4 pieces for Mr Brantly I charged him 50 Cents At about
5 O. C. in the afternoon I was told that [Wm. ?] James Smith had
shot Thomas Weeks at the Store now ocopyed by Rossetter & Street
I immediately went to the Store found Weeks Rooling [rolling] in
his blood neer the Store Door We laid some boards on the groun[d]
and removed him from about the Door he asked for water to Drink
We gave him Some He was Shot under the left brest about 4 Inches
with Small Shot 2 of them came through under his right arm -
the gun Supposed to be 4 feet from his breast when Shot - He
lived about 45 minnutes after the shot He was removed soon after
into my tan house - Smith was bound and put under keepers E^qr.
McDanold was sent for - I slep in the s[t]ore with Mr. Street he
Teusday 19 A Juror [jury] of twelve men Namely J. L. K.
Holzendorf - Wm Holzendorf Wm. Coopper - Wm Horton -
E Rustler [Butler ?] - J Brooks - S Turner - A F Powel - A. B.
Powel - J Hunt S Roach and myself was held over the Dead
body the Jurors verdict was Wilfull Murder by the hand of said
Smith - Weeks was buried - I went to Mr Morrisses to Keep gard
over Smith I went on gard half past 10 O. C. in the evening Stephen
began to board at Brantlys
Wedney 20 I was relive [d] at 6 o. c. in the morning - I felt
not fit for work did but little I Sent a letter in the mail Boat di-
rected to Eliza Cooke St. Augustine
Thursday 21 I hailed 6$ [?] plank to Jer Brandy's for a floor
to his out house a place for Stephen to Sleep occasionally - I ground
bark Stephen Sick
Friday 22 I receive a letter from Wm. Dunham by his Wife
informing me that he wanted the [room ?] I ocopied I moved my
beding and trunks into Rossetter & Streets store in the upper loft
Mr Street told me I was welcome to it as long as I pleased for a lodge-
ing room At this time I had fixed a room for Stephen to Sleep in
at Mr Brantly's I took out of lime 12 s[ides] 2 skins
Saturda 23 In the morning Wm. Dunham had arrived in a small
Schooner called the Malepert of Sapelo He brot his house furniture
John Hunt put his furniture and tools on board Said Schooner for
Sunbury Went by land himself and Family
Sunday 24 I wrote to E Russell Poughkeepsie the sum and sub-
stance as follows My good health the suck [c] ess in business and
Confidence in his Friendship to me - Br Roswell came from the
Isleand - I was summonsed to go on gard over Wm. Smith accord-
ingly I went in the evening Brother went over to the tide Isleand
Monday 25 Wm. Smith was Sent to jail I fleshed some hides
Stephen worked for J Brantly
Teusday 26 I ground Mill full of barck worked 12 Sides 2 Skins
and put them in the barck Stephen worked for J Brantly
Wedn 27 I went up the river after punkins at the fishing place
Brought home all Shot one Duck Br. Thomas came here from
Savannah in the Stage on his way to St Mary's I did not see him
Stephen worked for J Brantly
Thursd 28 I worked for Mrs Keton built up her Chimney
Stephen worked With me
Friday 29 I took up a fat of leather fat No 3 made a table to
Scour leather on
Saturde 30 Stephen worked for G Morrice I Scoured leather
Sunday 31 I read in the Geography most of the day - J Brantly
returned from Barrington brought word that Mr Harper was to
drive down to Clabboard bluff 10 or more steers for P Butler I
wrote a letter to Bro. Roswell concerning the Cattle
Novembr.  Monda i I went over to the tide Isleand
Mr Street went over with me We returned laid away vatt of
leather containing 50 Sides flesh up 2d layor
Teuday 2 I went into the woods cleared paths to my barck
belov/ Darien Stephen went after Wm. Dunhams horse found him
Wednesda 3 I was lame with a bile [boil] on my ancle I mended
my Close Bro. Roswell came from St Simons
Thursday 4 I Hailed some barck - Wm Dunham bought and
butchered a Steer of Robert McDonald^^ I bought the hide at 1.25
Cn. Nathaniel Beal^^ moved to Brunswick
Friday 5 I hailed barck and ground brack Mr Harper came
from Barrington with Cattle for Majr Butler
Saturday 6 I Corked vatt No. 2 ground some barck - Stephen
went up the river with his mother
Sunday 7 Capt Smith came from Savannah Schooner Polly of
Stonington Cne. [Connecticut] Capt Stanton also lying here Sloop
Monday 8 I Went up to Capt Fultons after a beef for J Brantly
I went up by water and brought the beef down in a Connoe
Stephen was with me He gave me the hide for my Services
Teusday 9 Wm. Dunham yesterday Received an assortment of
European and West India goods which he now offers for Sale und[er]
the Firm of Dunham McCloud & Miller &c - I worked some at the
wharf — Uncommon high tide - Damage Done at Broughton Isleand
Wed 10 I Went over to Butlers Isleand to cut the 2d groath rice
for fodder Stephen was with me It began to rain about 2 OC P.M.
I returned home ground barck
Thursd 1 1 I went into the woods to get timber for a house 24
in length 16 in breadth with poast sot in the ground
Frida 12 I went into the wood Ukewise and finished geting the
Saturd 13 I went over to the Isleand to cut rice again brought
some home got Stoped in the Cut off on the ebb tide came through
the Swamp opposite Darien called for a Cannoe and went a crost -
At this time the River is very low — I am now all most Discouraged I
am without Money without Credit and Nothing to Sell Hides are
to be bought for half their real value &c Brother Roswell has certainly
used a flattering tonge to me I have all ways depended on him for
a supply of money to carry on this tanning business and have yet
some hopes of his assistance in this way If he does not I must content
my Self with Small gains
Monday 1 5 I Yesterday or Sunday I spent the day in Reading and
writeind - I took out of the lime 12 Sides and 3 skins - I took the
hair off in the afternoon I hailed posts for my house
Teusde 16 I wint over to the tide Isleand to cut rice I brought
home 100 Sheaves of it
Wedne 1 7 I went over to the Isleand finished cuting brought home
Thursd i8 I Settled with J Brantly for a flat and all other charges
against me except my board - Went to the Isleand after more fodder
Recevd of Wm Dunham Five Dollars Cash -
Friday 19 I went to the Isleand bound up all my fodder and
brought home a conoe load of it
Saturd 20 I settled with John Hunt he gave me 50 Cents for the
fowls he had of my Brother
Sunday 2 1 Domingo Taldo Married to Peggy Tucker by Norman
McDanold Esqure Thare was a good Dinner provided - at evening
five gallons of wine was drank and a Number of good toasts given
Monday 22 I took out of the lime 8 sides and 8 Deer Skins
Went into the woods after a face for a curring beam and got one of
Dogwood I Bought 2 Hides of James Duff
Teusday 23 Capt Smith arrived from Savannah - Mr Morris has
been told by Thomas Grant that Stephen Bug [?] Swore that he
would set the house on fire (Supposed to be Gear Morrises house)
Thomas Grant saith He will swear the above also saith that Betsy
Summerlin heard the Same words - I was called uppon by Mr Morris
We examined Mr. Grant and Miss Summerlin Grant said he would
swear to the above Miss Summerlin said she knowed nothing of it -
Mr Morrice said Stephen should not come about his house He also
discharged Grant and sent him away
Wednd 24 In the morning I went to the Isleand brought home
the last of the fodder Stephen went to St Marys in the mail boat
I worked in the tan yard
Thursd 25 I worked in the tan yard
Friday 26 I Ground 2 mills of Barck - Put in barck 8 sides and 7
Saturday 27 I settl with Wm Dunham and found due to Wm
Dunham 2.81 1/4 Cents The Account is drawn off and filed with
my papers - I took up fat leather No. 4 [,] 50 Sides and made
prepareations to go into the woods for Wm Dunham
Sund 28 I Sent [spent] the day in writing and reading I gave
W Dunham Cr i, 33 3/4 cents and Charged the Same to Mr Brantly
A4onday 29 I wint in to the woods after boards and paleing with
Mr Park & Wm Dunham brought home 90
Teusday 30 I went int othe Swamp to work with E. Park for
Wm Dunham got and brought home no palings and Colebboards
[December 1802] Wedn 31 [i] I went into the swamp after
boards for Wm Dunham Stephen went with me brought home 146
and brought home the tools
Thursd i  White frost [I] Bought of Reuben Obry^^ i Hide
loo cents I went into the pine Barron after palings for Mr Dunham
He agreed to give loo cents pr hundred We sawed 5 Cuts and boatted
Friday 2  I settled with John McMillin I paid him 3 Dollars
and thare is yet a ballance due to him of 10 Dollars which I agreed
to Send him in a letter if he requested it by the first day of Alarch
Next - I went into the woods after paleing
Saturd 3  Was muster by the Order of Capt Bassett - I went
with Capt Turner to carry Murdoc^^ and John McLeod^^ to Little
Santilly [Satilla] price 12 D We went as far as Gascines [Gascoignes]
Bluff and stayed all Night (the night was rainy) in the morning
Sunda 4  early we proceed on our Journey we over took a
boat at Jeykel [Island] below Mr Parsonses - McLeod did his business
with them in the boat and then we re turned back (I borrowed a
Courreing knife of Mr Parsons) as far as Gaskines Bluff and stay
untill Flood tide which was about 1 2 O. C. and then started for Darien
Mond 5  Before the day we got into Buttermilk Sound the
wind blew So hard from N. W. we was obliged to go to Fivepoun [ ? ]
and stay untill the next flood tide and thin we started got home
before Sun Set
Teusday 7 I hailed paleings
Wedna 8 I hailed paleings yesterday and today 500 paleings for
Wm Dunham at i Dollar pr hundred
Thursd 9 I cut and sawed timber for paleing for Rossitter & Street
at evening I was taken with an itching I supose I got pisoned in the
Friday 10 I itched Continually and my body was inflamed all over
I helped A4r Dunham Shingle his smoke house - in the afternoon I took
Some Salts for my Complant which was at this time increasing
Saturd 1 1 In the morning my head was Swelled arms and boddy
also I did but little work in the afternoon I eat 4 Sour oranges and
soon after my Complaint Mostly abated
Sunday 12 John H Mcintosh^^ came to Darien brought with him
three Carpenters Natives of Connecticut names as follows Reuben
Peat Wmt Peat (Brothers) and Elias Foot thay are to build some
houses at Darien - I am much swelled the Iching has left me
Mond 1 3 I worked for Wm Dunham at makeing fence
Teusda 14 I Shaved leather being the first at this place
Wednesd 15 Mr Park began a tan vatt I worked with him
Thursday 16 We put it into the ground - called at persent fat
No 5 Bro Roswell was here
Friday 17 I filled in Durt about the tan vat and worked on the
flesh [ing] 8 Sides that I took out of the Hme on Teusday last -
and some hides I bought of Isaac Monday^'^
Saturda i8 I wrote a letter [to] Isaac Hunt the Contents as follows
Firstly my opology for not writing oftner - the Sale of his Saddles -
My exspectation of taning concidable the comeing year I liveing
separate from my Brothers and the uncertainty when I Should be
at Connecticut &c &c I Wrote to John Bracken at Pittsburgh The
contents much as follows of my health my prospect of taning con-
sidable that I had received a letter from his Brother and that I had
a Brother inlaw living near lake Erie by the name of Bates &c &c
I bought of Benjamin Brown i Hide
Sunday 19 A[t] this time thare was a Number of Small boats down
the river Some with Butler some with meat others with Corn Mr
Sutton was down with a raft of Steaves [staves?]
Monday 20 I Sold to Mr Brantly 400 - three feet Shingles - I made
Teusda 21 I packed Cotten for Wm Dunham Bro Roswell came
from the Isleand I put in barck 8 sides of Leather
Wedned 22 I put a new Shaft into the barck wheel packed i bag
of Cotten for Wm Dunham - In the evening I went over to the tide
Isleand after Straw for Wm Dunham and for a flat to go to Clab-
board bluff after two Steers belonging to L Harper
Thursda 23 I came round Generis Isleand with Straw Mr Holzen-
dofs boys were with me Isaac & George^^ - Harpers Cattle got
out of the pen I did not go up to the bluff
Friday 24 Prepareation were making for Crismas - I went to St
Simons to keep Cry [s] mas with my Brother and his family
Saturda 25 Crismas day I was at St Simons the wind blew fresh
from N. E. I went a hunting burds I killed a Number of kinds and
returned to my Brothers before Diner after which I Spent the day in
Sunday 26 It rained Some after Diner I left the Isleand leaveing
my Brother and his family all well - I came to the tide Island Bor-
rowed Mr Russells Connoe and came home
Monday 27 I took up a fat leather No 3 [,] 50 Sides took out for
to Curry I ground barck
Teusday 28 I Shaved leather Bought of Rosseter & Street Shoe-
maker tools -
Wedned 29 I Shaved Skins and scoured them laid away fat
No 3 - forty sides - Bought of Rossiter & Street one Gallon of oil
and Jug at 1.75 cents
Thursd 30 George Morris had a fit fell into the fire and burnt
his feet his wright foot was very much Burnt He has been troubled
with these fits before - I Put in Stuff 17 Deer Skins 2 poor Calves
Skins and one Otter Skin
Friday 31 I finished of 2 Deer Skins I took i of them for a Seat
to a Saddle of R Streets - Major Butler came to Darien Decemer -
the last Some few remarks 1 have Not been Sick one day this year
with a fever. Thare is five Stores in Darien Morris [,] Rossiter &
Street [,] & Holzendorf [,] Dunham and Harford The town of
Darien is held in Dispute between the State of Georgia and John H
Mcintosh [John Houstoun Mcintosh] The last seting of the assembly
considered it as land belonging to the State - and I believe after a
long dispute the State will hold it
January 1803 Saturd i The Commencement of a new year leads
me to consider the Shortness of time and the uncertainty of Ufe -
Time rools [rolls] on and Sweeps
Us all to the grave, Man
With out power to Save!
This day was pleasant & George Morrice was crazy his feet looked
very bad - Mr Barker stayed with him - I receive aletter from E
Russell - I took out of the lime 16 Sides 2 deer Skins
I Reckoned with J Brantly
Jeremiah Brantly Cr Dol
By 18 Weeks Board at 3,00 cents pr week 54.00
Dr To Sundries 16,62 Yz Cents 16.62 Yz
Ballance due J. B. 37.37
At evening I went to stay with Mr Morris he was Crazy but knowed
people called them by Name &c He desired us all to go home saying
he wanted to Sleep We left him by him Self except a small Boy
Monda 3 Early in the Morning I went to Morrises I suppose
before any person had been thare found him lying behind the Shed
room Door with his feet bare and bleeding He had blooded the house
from Door to Door - I Did some work in the Tanyard - Towards
evening I went over to Broughton Isleand I with Wm A. Dunham^*
after Potatoes in mail Boat We returned about 8 O. C. in Eve- Soon
after I returned I heard Morris was Dead suposed to Dy in a fit
or Soon after haveing one Also Peter Sylva Dyed about 2 hours
before Morris He Died with a dropsical Complaint at the house
ocopied by Domingo Taldo - at Night I wached with the Corpse
Teusde 4 Stephen went to Savanah after Benjamin Morris - In
the afternoon the corpse of George Morris and Peter Sylva were
decently buried - I felt for the want of Sleep
Wednes 5 I bought of John Lot 12 Hides at one Dollar each
Received a letter from Isaac Hunt I worked in the yard I wrote to
Thursda 6 I bought of [blank] Ward one Hide at 100 Cents I
worked some in the tan yard
Friday 7 I worked hides
Saturd 8 I worked hides - The weather is extreem cold for This
Country - Benjamin Morris came here from Savanah to examine
the papers of his Deceased Brother - Mr Williams came with him
Sunda 9 I spent the day in reading
Monday 10 I spent the day in some in the yard
Teusday 1 1 Put in Barck 1 6 Sides and 2 Deer Skins
Wedna 12 I Started for St Marys in the mail boat with Saml,
Roach we hired the boat of Doming Taldo for 3 Dollars we had 6
pasengers to to Old Town
Thursday 1 3 In the morning we went up to Brunswick and at Sun
set we ware almost at St Andrews Sound the wind blew so hard we
could not cross
Friday 14 We crossed St. Andrews Sound the wind being a head
we did not arrive at St. Marv^s untill six O. C. in the evening I found
my Bro. Thomas in good Health I eat Supper with him at Mr
Woodroofs'^" We left St Marys at about 12 O.C. with a good breeze
at W. without any passengers the wind dying away we got within
3 miles of the plumb orchard and Stayed till day light
Saturday 15 We got at Cumberland high point before 12 O. C.
The wind blew \W N. W. we got into St. Simon's Sound little after
Sun Set it was then low water We took the flood from thare to
Broughton Isleand and then against tide to Butlers Isleand and Stayed
untill Day light
Sunday 16 We arrived at Darien about 8 O. C. in the morning
With out any passengers all the pasingers we had was from Darien
to St. Simons after reckoning the the expence of the Boat I found I had
made Nothing only did my business at Brunswick and Saw my Brother
at St. Marys
Monday 17 I began to frame me a house 24 feet long 16 Wide
Teusday 18 I worked at framing the house
Wedned 19 I worked at the house and put up some part of it
Thursd 20 I worked at the house
Friday 21 I worked at the house put up some of the rafters
Saturd 22 I finished puting up the frame - Worked in the tan yard
Corked tan fat No 5
Sunday 23 I Wrote to E Russell at Poughkeepsie the Contents as
follows The improvement made at Darien in building - the land
being clamed by the public - And things concerning my own private
affairs. The sale of his Saddles or them that he left [torn off] to
Hunt & Lines - The Death of George Morris
Monday 24 I went over to the tide Isleand after clabboards - Bro
Roswell haveing 5000 thare I have my choice out of them for my
Shop Shaved and Straitend some of the claboards
Teusd 25 I Shaved and Straitened Clabboards
Wene 26 Stephen went in the mail boat as a hand to St. Marys
I began to put on clabboards on the shop
Thursda 27 I put on clabboards cased the windows &c
Friday 28 I took out of Lime 34 sides and one Calf skin and
worked Some at the Shop
Saturd 29 I ground Barck - Dressed a bear Skin with the hair on
and finished weather boarding the gable end to the Shop nex to the
Sunday 30 I wrote and read as yuseal - Thare is now a rise of
water in the River Several large flats have come down ledon [laden]
with Corn -
Monday 31 I unhaired hides - took up vatt No i - 50 Sides
February  Teusday i Laid away Vatt No i - 50 Sides
worked some at Weather boarding the Shop -
[Wednesday] 2 Leonard Harper brought to Darien 3 beeves 2
for P Butler i for Brantly & Holzendorf the wt of Brantly & Holzen-
dorf 326 lb Neat - P Butler 2 beeves Neat wt. 754 - I receited the
same to L Harper and delivered it to Woster Major Butlers Negro
with the of fall - I wrote to Thomas at [St Marys]
[Thursday] 3  I worked at Weather boarding and shaveing
and jointing boards
[Friday] 4  I laid away fat No 2-26 Sides first laor [balance
of page, perhaps 4 lines, missing]
Teusday 8 Puting on the ears Skin of the nose and tail
Wedne 9 I measured 250 Bushels Salt for W A Dunham - I
worke some in the tan yard
Thursday 10 I Put in barck 34 sides i Calf skin into Vatt No 5
Friday 1 1 I worked some in the yard ground barck Went into
the woods after a Stick of timber to make plank for to repair a boat
Satu 12 It rained most of the Day
Sund 13 Was my Bearth day 24 years old I have not time to
menshon a number of the things that have hapened the last year
which are worth Notice But as to my own Private affairs they look
Prosperous at present
Monday 14 Last Thursday The Brig Maringo was cast away on
the Pelican Bank near St Little St Simons The Ships Crew all arrive
here this day [illegible] in number Capt Nicalau Master laden with
Mohogany from St Domingo Bound to [blank] under French Coulers
Hail & Snow fall this Evening the first I [saw] in this State of Georgia
Teusday 15 Domingo Talder [Taldo] and my Self Entered into
a writen agreement with the Capt and [Master of] said Brig [blank]
Capt Nicalau [&] Charles [illegible] Mate - the Writen agreement
in the hand of Domingo Taldo [remaining lines on page, about 3 or 4,
missing] We found on little St. Simons 112 Mahogany an some
other things of value
Friday 18 We gethered some of the wreck Spikes Bloc[s]
Saturd 19 I went to my Brothers on St Simons to git s[ome]
Iron work done Domingo Talder went with me [we] bought of
Majr Butlers Negroes 26 lb of Iron in proper Shape for our use at
22 Cents pr lb
Sunday 20 We tried our Iron cant Dogs which we found answered
a very good purpose in rolling the Mahongany timber
Monday 21 I returned to Darien Capt Charles Proffit and John
Gorman also Left Domingo [,] Parks and Littlejohn to work
[Tuesday] 22 I made prepareations to go down again I hired 5
Men Wm Peat Reuben Peat Elias Foot John Gorman Jaf a
Negro all at two dollars a day pr - and John Th [blank] at 20
Dollars pr Month
[Wednesday]  We all the above mentioned persons left
Darien for Little St Simons also Capt Ehr Profit - I went to
Gascines Bluff to Mr Coopers [Couper's ?] after the Necessarys
wanting at Little St Simons I got some things to the amount of
30,06 % Cents and arrived at Little St Simmons about 12 O. C. in the
[T]hurs 24 We got off some timber but the tide not being
favourable we did but little
[Friday] 25 The Weather was so bad we could do [nothing ?]
[Saturday] 26 The [weather] was so we could do — — —
Capt Nicalau came from St. Marys georgia [Remainder of this line
and two others so worn as to be illegible] was cold and rainy I made
prepareations go back to the Isleand Was clear the wind blew
fresh from N. W. [I left] Darien for little St Simons I arrived thare
before Night - I inclosed a ten Dollar Bill in a [letjter and directed
it to Malcholm Alcmillan Fayettville North Carolina Brother to
John Mcmillan to [who]m the Bill was Due - the bill when Received
justly ballances all accounts between John Mcmillan and my Self
up to this Date - I Delivered the said bill into the hand of Henery
Green now acting as Post Master
[March 1803] Wedn 2 We got but one piece of Mehogany in to
Thurs 3 We got in 13 pieces into the Creek
Fride 4 We got 3 pieces into the creek - Domingo and Peat
left the Isleand for Darien - Foot and Peat have been hired for eight
Saturd 5 We got 5 pieces into the Creek
Sunda 6 Domingo and his Wife 2 hired men - Gorman and
Stephen came down - Gorman absent 3 day from work - I came up
to Darien with me
Mond 7 I did some work in the yard but Did not fell well I
suppose to have cought cold by wadeing in the water and Strained
myself by lifting
Teuday 8 I worked in the yard
[Wednesday]  I fleshed hides and Dear Skins ground barck
Thur 10 I laid a way fat No 2 60 Sides flesh up 4 Deer skin I
keep skins i calf skin i Alagator skin
Frid[ay]  I went to Little St. Simons Wm went with me
we got some mahogany into the Creek
[Saturday]  We got in 8 Sides [Two remaining lines so worn
as to be illegible]
Tuesda 15 — — — appointed by the House of Assembly at
Louisvill for certain Commissioners app[ointe]d in Mcintosh County
to sell Public land near Darien the money to be appropriated for the
[use] of an Academy in said County - The Com[mis]sioner met at
Darien - Jacob Wood Thomas Spaulding"^^ [blank] Nephew [blank]
They [ ] no land Ajoumed - Stephen is now very sick with a
fever - I hired [blank] Prichard to work in the tan yard a few Day
Wedn 16 I worked some in the yard made prepareations to go
down to the Isleand
Thursd 17 Early in the morning I Started for the Isl[eand]
John Gorman & [blank] Broocks went with me [we went] Down
about 9 O. C. in the morning got all [the] pieces into the Creek except
2 which we [re] for Majr Butler
Frida i8 We returned to Darien Leaving one man on the Isleand
to take care of the timber
Satur 19 I Settled with Rossetter & Street found Due a ballance
of 17.90 Cents in their favour
Sunday 20 I lent Rossetter & Street 14.00 cents
Monday 21 I wrought in the yard
Teusd 22 I went to St. Simons Charles Dunham"^^ went wi[th
Wedn 23 We went over to Wolf Isleand to hunt we found
the teller [tiller] to the Brig A4oringo of Mahogany took it from
that Isleand - - - We endevored to git the piece into t[he]
the means we filled the boar bailed the boat and toed
[towed] the pri[ze]
Thursd 24 The wind S. W. We went
[Friday]  We returned to Darien brought one piece of Ma-
hogany and some old iron bras and Lead
[Saturd] 26 We divided with the Capt the Iron brass and lead
the whole was valued at 10.00 Cents the Captains share was 5 Dollars
[Sunday] 27 I had some writings to Do which I did Accounts
[Monday] 28 I took up fat leather No i Ground barch Shaved
Leather put in barck 22 Sides 2 Keep skins
[Tues]day 29 I laid away fat No 4 50 Sides flesh up
W[end] 30 I went into the Swamp to get posts and poles to
in the yard
[Thurs]d 31 I Settled my account with W A Dunham Ballance
due me 77 Cents - I worked at the yard fence and some in the yard -
[April 1803] [Friday] i I worked at the fence. Stephen went up
to Barrington after Some Boats belonging to Br. Roswell
[Saturday] 2 I felt unwell John Loyd is now sick with the
meesles - The Bees Swarmed I hived them in a Sugar barrel] Abraham
Powel assisted me -
Sunday 3 I sold to Joseph Nicolau my Wright and Claim of the
Cargo and wrek belonging to the Brig Morin[go] for 300 Hundred
Dollars and I am to pay Yz of th[e] exphences all ready exspended
Monday  I worked in the yard and made Some prepareations
to go up the River to peal Barck [wen]t to Horse Creek to examine
the woods I wor [worked? ] bridge on the Said Creek 2 Yz
males from on the Savannah Road Then down the
to Cathead Creek finding as I passed timber
[Last line so worn as to be illegible]
[Evidently some of the pages following April 4 were lost or de-
Sunday 24 1 received a letter from St Simons from Catherine
King my Sister inlaw enquiring if I had heard any thing from my
Brother Roswel She informed me she had not heard from him since
He left St. Simons for Savannah 2 Weeks ago I wrote h[er] I was
informed that He was in Savannah Waiting for the Schooner I also
Informed her that I was then sick with the Measles
Monday 25 I was very sick had a violent fever Drank pelenty of
Brandy to drive out the Measles which had the desired effect towards
evening I was broke out considerable thick
Teusday 26 My fever began to abate I Drank porter which I
believe to be very good
Wedn 27 I was able to walk out I went to the tan yard and to the
Thursd 28 Smith and Stephen went up the river to peal barck
I walked about Darien Drank frely of Porter
Friday 29 I have regained my appetite Still have a bad - - -
[weight?] and sore eyes
Saturday 30 I went to work ground barck and did part of one Days
work - Vegetation wants rain
May  Sunday i Three ye[ars] [edge of page torn
off] on a new Made by John Co
Monday 2 I went to Work in the Did some Necessary
Teusday 3 I worked in the tan yard
Wedn 4 I worked in the tan yard Emanuel Russell
Dated Stephen came Down
Thursda 5 I went up to Clerks bluff to I went up to
Hollands It rained a gentle shower
Friday 6 Smith a hired man I have wanted to go into some part
of Glen [Glynn] County to transact some business for him Self his
month is not out into one Day He promiced to meett me at Clarks
bluff on Monday next I Slept in the woods last night - I returned
to Darien did some work in the yard - Stephen was taken Sick
Saturday 7 In the morning I went to my Cornfield I took break-
fast at Mr Webbs The Crows were troublesome to my Corn I
bought 50 cents worth of twine I strung the cornfield round with
the twine being told that it would prevent the crows from lighting
in the field - James Hunt the Sage [stage] Driver has been very
troublesome in Darien yesterday and to Day threatening to take life
or loose his own and to tear down Betty and Patty Keatons house -
It appears that Wm. Shields has rented the house and that those girls
wished him to pretect it Accordingly He went to Defend the house
in the evening It appears that James Hunt came to the house of
Betty and Patsy Ketons about 7 O.C. in the evening Threatening
evil threats against the house and People Wm Shields told him stand off
and not trouble the house Hunt then rushed toward the Door Shields
then Shot off his gun they Strove for the gun and S[h]ields asked
for assistance which he soon got - John Gormon with the help of
others took away the gun and parted them Shields took his gun and
went immediately towards home Hunt followed him Shields turned
around Struck with the brich of his gun knocked him down and
then repeated the blow Hunt was taken up and carried into the house
whare Shields lived Henery Hartford'^^ bleed him and some other
exertions were made He Hved but a few moments after he was
Struck - Shields made his escape
Sunda 8 A Jury of inquest was held over the Body I was one of
the twelve Henery Hafford [Harford] was foreman of the Jury.
The accusation against Wm. Shields was brought in Man Slaughter
In Self defence - Hunt was decently buryed &c
Monday 9 I went up the River to pack Barck - Stephen Sick He
went to J Brantlys to board I began to pack Barck Smith worked Vz
Teusday 10 I packed barck some rain Smith worked V2 day his
month is now out
Wedn. 1 1 Smith and Peter Linder helped pack barck & split laths
Thursd 1 2 I finished packing Barck - Smith and Peter helped me -
Smith left me - I started for home stayed all Night at Mr Linders
Frid 1 3 I came home in the Morning went to work in the yard
Saturd 14 I worked in the yard Laid away vatt leather No 5
50 sides 2 keep skins and 2 Deer Skins - The bees Swarmed I got
Stung attempting to save them thare was two swarms both lost
Sunda 15 My face was swelled by the sting of the bees - I wrote
some and read in Morses Geograpa
Mond 16 I worked in the tan yard Carried 9 pieces Leather E
Parks began me a tan vatt Foot worked with him Bror Roswell
was at Darien I got Lingamvity [Lignum vitae] for a curraing beam
Teusd 17 John Colders wife dyed - I worked in the yard - Sawed
a stick of Lingumvity - Parks & Foot worked at the tan vatt
Wedne 18 I put down the 6th Tan vatt - The price of making
Six Dollars I shovel'd durt around it
Thursd 19 I took out of the Hme 42 Sides 2 horse Sides 13 Deer
skins 5 calf Skins i Bear skin i bit hide in all 64 pieces I banked
around my tan fatt
Frida 20 I took out vatt leather No 4-50 sides Soleather Taned -
Damaged leather I Stretched and packed it
Saturd 21 I unhaired 64 pieces I went to my cornfield
Sunday 22 I spent most of the day in Reading and writing
Mond 23 I began [to] Hoe corn - The Carpenters began to raise
a large store for John H Mcintosh
Teusda 24 In the morning I was taken with the Collie I vomited
a number of times I applied to Henery Harford for assistance He
brot me a phial of the tincture of Rubarb I took 2 spoonfulls of it
and was relived in a few moments my bowels felt sore and weak
Wend 25 I was not able to Do much work
Thursda 26 I Went to work in the yard Grained 64 pieces
Friday 27 I worked in the yard part of the Day - Roswell my
Brother was from the Isleand
Saturd 28 In the forenoon I worked in the yard - I was afterward
taken with the Collie and went to bed
Sund 29 I hived a Swarm of bees that swarmed yesterday
Monda 30 I hived another Swarm I worked in the tan yard
J H Mcintosh finished raising his large Store - I hired a man by the
name of Jacob Hammons a Molatto He and Stephen helped raise for
Teusda 3 1 I worked in the yard put in barck 42 sides 2 horse sides
1 3 Deer Skins 5 Calf skin
June  Wedn i I worked in the yard put in some damaged
Deer skins for Hafford [Harford]
Thursd i [ 2 ] I took out 5 Sides of leather for Mr Colder I writed
the roof of the Tan house
Friday 2  I worked Some in the yard on Some laths on the
rood of the shop
Satur 3  I helped Mr Cole raise a house for Hamden Mcintosh*^^
Sunde 4  I began with John Loyd to Siper [cipher] - some
Mond 5  In the morning I went down to the old fort bluff
(so called) one mile below Darien to help Mr Cole finish raising
Hamden Mcintosh's 2 Story house 20 feet by 40 - I returned and
went to work in the yard
Teusday 6  I put [to] Soak 28 Hides 4 Deer skins - I worked
in the yard
Wedn 7  I worked in the yard broke hides
Thursd 8  I worked in the yard broke Hides
Frida 9  I ground bark worked hides Laid away fat No 5 -
50 Sides 41 Deer Skins 2 Calf Skins Note. Vatt now No 5 and No 4 -
Abraham Powels Negro worked for me hoed Corn
Saturd i o [ 1 1 ] I went to Muster I rode with J Brantly on our
return we got plenty of Hucclebarys and black barys
Sunday 1 1 [ 1 2 ] I spent the Day in reading most of it with John
Lloyd Clerk to Wm A Dunham we have made a practice of reading
or Siphering every Night until late bed time this week past
Monday 12  I bought of Robert powers 10 Hides for 9.00
cents - I worked in the yard ground bark
Teusday 13  I laid away fat of leather No 4-42 sides 2 horse
sides 5 calf Skins 13 Deer Skins
Wednesd 14  I worked Some hides Stufed a Saddle for Dctr.
Salmon and Did Different things about the yard
Thursd 15  I Put in barck 8 sides 48 Deer Skins or bits -
I went over to Butlers Isleand I got 100 feet of plank delivered by
my Brother I have in all 2,00 feet
Frida 16  I ground bark laid away vatt 3 [33?] - 44 sides i
Saturd 1 7 [ 1 8 ] I went up to my Cornfield worked in the forenoon
I returned did some work in the yard
Sunda 18  Brother Roswell went in the Stage to Savannah -
John Cuningham is very unwell has been for some Weeks it [is]
supposed He will not live many Days Mrs Holzendorf is unwell
I This day had an opportunity of perusing some of Wm, A Dunhams
books his libra [ry] is not large but has a number of good Books
suitable to my taste My intent has been for a Number of years to
git Knoledge by reading The most of my time has ever been taken
up in Laborious exercise except Sunday which I commonly Devote
to reading and writing
Aionda 19  I worked in the yard put some Deer Skins in Stuff
Teusday 20  I worked in the yard took up fat leather No. 6 -
50 Sides and some Skins I ground bark
Wednes 21  I laid away vatt No. 6-57 Sides 2 Calf Skins
I Deer Skin laid away 48 Deer skins and i Bear Skin in a hoggshead -
took out of the lime 40 Sides i calf Skin 4 Deer Skins John Coldyers
young Child Died - John Cuningham'^^ Died a few hours after with
the Consumption He has lived in Darien about 5 Months He has
left a Wife and a Son to lement him
Thursd 22  I worked in the field hoed corn Stephen worked
in the yard unhairing hides - I went to the buring of J Cuningham
Friday 23  I Hoed Corn Stephen also
Saturd 24  I Hoed Corn Stephen worked in the yard
Sunday 25  Cyphering and Reading took up most of the Day
Monday 26  I worked in the yard
Teusday 27  I worked in the yard worked Hides
Wednes 28  I worked hides Put in bark 40 Sides i Calf Skin
4 Deer Skins into vatt No. 2
Thursda 29  I began to hill up my corn
[July 1803] Friday 30 [i] I Skived leather put in stuff 6 Sides
July Saturd 2 I Skived leather
Sunday 3 I Went to Barington With John Lloyd by the way of
Norman AlcDanolds I had no other business than to accompany Mr
Loyd He did his business with Mr Harper we returned by Capt
Fulton's Stoped thare a few moments left thare came down as far
as Mr. Rays He gave us a late Diner we got home about 8 O. C. in
Monday 4 The Day of American Independence the day was
celebrated by some of the in inhabitants of Darien 16 guns were fired
in the morning I have previously been warned to a Battalion muster
to appear at Mcintosh Courthouse on this Day by order of Major
Muntfort [Montfort] I accordingly went but nothing was done
through the Neglect of the Officer
Teusday 5 I worked in the yard
Wednesd 6 I took out of the lime 40 Sides i Calf Skin
Thursda 7 I laid away in vatt No i - 40 Sides i Calf 52 Deer Skins
I also worked the hides
Friday 8 I hired Wm Kidd and his Negro Ben at 2 Dollars pr Day
and found [for] the Negro Kidd worked part of the Day I worked
part of the Day in the yard - I went to Butlers I went to Butlers
Isleand with my Brothers Roswell and Thomas I saw Thomas' wife
the first time He was Married last June to Sally Meers of St Marys
She appears to be an agreeable Person and about 18 years of age
I am informed She is a native of Hartford Connecticut
Saturd 9 Kid worked Part of the Day I worked in the yard
We had a shower of rain
Sunday 10 I read Doct Rush'es Essay - Mrs Holzendorf John L K
Holzendorfs Wife is very ill of a consumptive complaint - Wm A
Dunham left Darien for New Providence Sloop George [,] Russell
Fowler Master laden with Cattle
Monda 1 1 I worked in the yard Kidd worked part of the day
Shaveing board his Negro worked in the field
Teusday 12 I worked in yard Kidd worked at Weather boarding
Wedne 13 My two Brothers and thare wifes came to Darien -
I wrote to Erastus Parks [at] St Marys - I put in bark 40 Sides i Calf
Skin in vatt No 2
Thursd 14 I worked in the yard - I went to Butlers Isleand after
board and plank Stayed all night with my Brothers
Friday 15 I shaved leather - Mrs. Holzendorf Died^^ about half
past 7 O. C. in the morning She was unwell some months
Saturday 1 6 I worked in the yard - Atended the burying at 5 O. C.
Mr. Jones Read the ceremony at the grave - at evening I went to
Mr Holzendorfs Mrs Sturling and her Daughter was thare they had
been thare constantly some Days before her Death - Her Husband
bore the loss with great fortitude and her Father still greater
Thus we see that sudden Deaths are the Most greiveous
Sunday 17 I spent the Day in reading and Writing
Monday 18 I Worked in the Tan yard Put up Scaffold in order
to Shingle my shop - Kidd worked at covering the Shop
Teusday 19 Four almost finished shingleing the Shop
Wedn 20 I finished shingling the Shop Benjamin Edward began
to work with me and is to be paid in work again He worked at the
windowsheters [window sheathes?] Kidd worked with him I made
one window sheter and worked some in the yard
Thursd 21 I bought of Mr Merritt 4 Hides 20 Deer skins price
of the whole $ 1 1 Dollars an fifty Cents I also bought of Mr Harden
by Mr Hoges 15 Hides from Fort James I Sent in return 9 pr Shoes
and one Side Soalleather - price of shoes and leather 16 Dollars
Edwards and Kidd worked at the windows and Door
Friday 22 I worked Hides Kidd and Edward hung the Door and
Saturda 23 I Helped Mr Edward about a wharf he is building
for Wm. A Dunham I worked some in the yard
Sunday 24 I did some writing I Read some in Rushe's Essays
Aionday 25 I worked in the yard
Teusday 26 I worked in the yard Put in bark 18 sides and 2 skins
Benjm. Edwards worked for me laying the upper floor in the Shop
which He agreed to do for 3 Dollars
Wednesd 27 I Wrote a few lines to Parks at St Marys I worked
some in the yard
Thursda 28 I worked in the yard
Friday 29 I built a temporary chimney to my Shop
Saturd 30 I worked some in the yard worked some at laying
the floor of the Shop
Sund 31 I finished reading Rushe' Essay I esteem the principle
work of the book it is also wrote in an easy stile
August [ 1 803 ] Mondy i I worked in the yard
Teusday 2 I worked in the yard Took out of the lime 20 sides
Wed 3 I worked in the yard Laid away fat No 2 I Reced a
letter from E Russell at Poughkeepsie
Thursd 4 I put in bark 20 Sides of Soalleather made a Bridle
Frida 5 I worked in the yard Laid away Vatt No 3-20 Sides
Saturday 6 I worked in the yard
Sunday 7 I Sent a letter to E Russell Stating to him the prospect
of Sadling & Shoemakin in Darien
Monda 8 I worked in the yard
Teusday 9 I Worked in the yard Put in bark 42 Deer Skins
Wedne 10 I began to courry some uper leather Stephen returned
from St Simons with one Jug of oil
Thursda 11 I worked at Courring [and] in the yard also
Friday 1 2 I cut out 5 pair bootlegs worked some in the yard
Saturd 13 I took out of the lime 34 Sides
Sunday 14 I Read John Adam's Defence wrote some &c
Monday 15 I worked in the yard The people in general worked
on the Public road repairing bridges and Cosways
Teusday 16 I was not very well - troubled with a rheumatick
complaint - I Rode out on the Road to see the repairs &c I Stayed
all Night at Mrs Sturlings
Wedned 17 In the morning I returned to Darien - Stephen went
to work on the road I worked some in the yard unwell with the
Thursday 18 I went on the road in the morning returned home
worked some in the yard
Friday 19 I worked in the yard Stephen came off the road after
working 3 Days
Saturday 20 I laid away leather vatt No i vatt No 3
Sunday 21 We Had large showers of rain I spent some part of
the Day in reading
Monday 22 I worked in the yard Turned vat of leather No 4
Teusday 23 I worked in the yard
Wednes 24 I worked in the yard Turned fat leather No 2
Thursday 25 I Put in Stuff 13 Deer Skins 3 Calves Skins Wm.
A Dunham returned from Nassau
Friday 26 I made a pair of Shoes for Myself
Saturd 27 I mad[e] a pair for Stephen - I Setled with Jeremiah
Brandy found Due to him 64.12 '/4 Cents - one year this Day since
I went to board with him
Sunday 28 I finished reading the first vollum of John Adams's
Defence a Book wrote on pohticks of Foren Nations
Monday 29 I worked in the yard
Teusday 30 I worked in the yard
Wedne 31 I worked in the yard Bror. Roswell came in the
Stage from Savannah John Lloyd went in the mail Boat to St Marys -
I was fined 7 Dollars for not working on Roads
September  Thursda i I began to gether my fodder the
weather was good
Friday 2 I worked in the yard gethered some fodder
Saturd 3 I worked in the yard Brot home some fodder - a large
shower of rain in the afternoon
Sunday 4 I spent the Day in reading The flower of History or
the Anchient History of Greese & Rome
Monday 5 I worked in the yard
Teusday 6 I worked in the yard Brott home all my fodder which
was in all about 400 wt.
Wedn. 7 I worked for Mr Dunham making garden fence
Thursd 8 I worked for Mr Dunham at the fence
Friday 9 I worked for Mr Dunham at the fence
Saturd 10 I worked for Mr Dunham at the fence and finished it
A-luch rain feel [fell] about these Days.
Sunday 1 1 I went to Mr Whites with Mr Brantly It rained most
of the Day very hard
Monday 12 I shaved leather
Teusday 13 I worked in the yard
Wedn 14 I worked in the yard I Settled with Stephen A4onday
He fell in my Debt 2.87 Yz cents Stephen went to St Marys
Thursday 15 I worked in the yard
Friday 16 I worked in the yard
Satur 17 Thare was a Sailor landed or Sot on shore bv Capt.
Robertson of the Schooner York yesterday the Sailor Complained
of being hurt by a fall some Day previous He dyed this morning
about 8 O. C. Thare was a Jury held I was one It is supposed the
Man (his Name is Not known any more than Tom) died a natural
Death or rather an accidental one - This Statement is wrong it was
the 1 1 Inst
Sunday 18 Jeremiah Brantly left here for Savannah I read some
in morses Georgraph
Monday 19 James Prichard and myself jointly bought of
Elizabe[tlh Cooppcr and Patsy Keating that house now ocopied
by Wm Shield for the sum of one Hundred Dollars Wm A Dunham
wrote the bill of Sale and witnessed the Same - Rain all day
Teusday 20 We made Some repairs on the house or made good
the damage done last Saturday Night - principally by Benjamin
Edwards He tore off about 15 or 20 Clabboards and nocked down
Wedn 21 I worked some in the yard Br Roswell was at Darien
Thursd 22 I worked some in the yard
Frid 23 I worked at Shoes
Saturd 24 I worked at Shoes and made some prepareations for
Sunday 25 James Prichard and my Self began to keep house as
it is called hireing Elizabeth Cooper at one Dollar pr. Week to Dress
our Victtuals and wash for us
Monday 26 I began to gether my Com to prevent its being de-
stroyed by the Nabours horses
Teusda 27 I gethered com brought home 2 load in Mrs Cuning-
ham ['s] horse Cart
Wedn 28 I finished the Corn - Mr Webb having I third part &
Thursda 29 I did some work for Mr Dunham on his Wharf
Friday 30 In the morning about 4 o. c. I got up in order to go at
work the moon being about 3/4 of one hour high in the west it shone
bright a dark cloud being over head and in the East threatening
rain the light of the Moon formed a compleete rainbow this was a
curiosity I never saw before Nor never read of the like - '^'^ I worked on
W A Dunhams Wharf
July [September] Thursd 21 I also bought of Mr Harden by Mr
Hoges 15 Hides from Fort James - I sent back in return 9 pr Shoes
and one Side of Soalleather the whole amount of Shoes and leather
October 1803 Saturd i I worked on Mr Dunhams Wharf Re-
markable high Tides at this time
Sunday 2 This Day was the highest [tide] I ever knew in Darien
I put a high water mark on a sweet Gum Bush Standing in the
Wharf of Wm Dunham
Monda 3 Was General Election for the State of Georgia - in
Mcintosh County was Elected as members Thomas Spalding Senator
George Bailie Representative'^^ - I Did not attend I Did not attind
the election — 1 finished Wm Dunhams Wharf
Teusda 4 I went into the woods got some Slepers for my Shop
and hailed part of them to the Shop
Wedn 5 I Hailed some Clabboard for Wm Shield and the re-
mainder of my timber to the Shop I hired Abrahams Powels Horse
one Day for to Do the hailing I gave him 2 Bushels of ears Corn pr.
Thursday 6 I sold to Daniel Holstien 30 Hides at 125 pr piece 8
Small Hides or Skins at 62 '/2 pr piece I went over to Butlers Island
saw my Brother Rosw[ell] - stayed all Night
Friday 7 I stayed till after Diner returned to Darien - Bought
of Robert Powers 4 Hides
Saturd 8 I helped Wm. Shields lay a floor to his house
Sunday 9 I spent the Day in writing & Reading I had some
difficulty with Stephen my apprintice &c
Monda 10 In the Morning I had some talk with Stephen concerning
his conduct He appeared to be Sorry for What had past &c I worked
at layin a floor in the Shop Moreover I promised Stephen if He
would behave himself I would learn him to read if he wished he
answered in the affirmative after some debate I told him unless he
left off to use bad language It would be of no Service to him
Teusda 1 1 I went to Sapelo to buy Hides and sell Shoes &c also an
arrant from John Lloyd to Doct. Salmon
Wednesd 12 I Salted a beef that James Prichard brought down
the River last Night for him and myself - I finished the uper floor
to the Shop - bought 10 Hides a letter from George King
Thursda 13 I leathered a Sursingle [surcingle] for Mr Ray dug
a dreen [drain] for Wm Dunham back Sid[e] of his Store
Friday 14 I made some prepareations to go up the River Did
some work about the yard
Saturd 15 I started with the fat [flat] Stephen & miself after my
bark got up above pine Island Stayed till Sunday morning
Sunda 16 I got up as far Mr Linders I Stayed thare Sunday Night
Monday 17 In the morning I cleared Road to my bark I got 4
Hands from Mr Liles to help me I got about 2/3ds of my bark in the
Teusday 18 I got the remainder of the bark in the flat - Mr Liles
charged me 50 cents pr Day for his hands which amounted to 300 cs
I Sold him one pr. Shoes at 1 2 5 cents - I Started for Darien
Wedn. 19 Early in the morning I got home - I got out abou[t]
one half of my bark into the tan house it rained some
Thursd 20 I got it all into the tan house
Frida 2 1 I began to dig Shells for a lime Kiln
Saturd 22 I laid the foundation for a lime Kiln in Webbs field and
dug some Shells and began pileing them it rained I Shaved leathe[r]
in the afternoon - I engaged to James Nephew'''^ 60 pr. Negro shoes
Sunda 23 It rained some The wind blew hard from N. E. I wrote
and Read some I went to Butlers Isleand Stayed all Night Doctr.
Rogers went and returned with me Daniel Shermon has been for 4
or 5 Months allmost blind dct Rogers last Friday made an incision
on one of his eyes
Monday 24 I returned from the Isleand The Doctr. with me
Teusda 25 I worked in the Shop made one pair of Shoes Sowed
them with a leather string sold them to Mr Parks at one Dollar
Wedn 16 I worked in the Shop at Shoes
Thursda 27 I worked in the Shop Stufed a saddle for Doer.
Salmon made a cloth for it -
Frida 28 I bought a saw of Elizabeth Couper I gave her one
Dollar for it I Sawed some boards for the Shop floor & began to
Saturd 29 I worked at the floor all Day Fine pleasant weather
Sunday 30 I Spent the Day in writing & Reading &c
Mond 31 I worked laying my Shop floor - In the afternoon I
went up the river in a flat after Com for Wm. Dunham
[November 1803] Teusday i About 10 O. C. in the morning I got
up to Liles's - Where I was to receive the Com We divided the Com
and loaded the flat - The whole Crop of Com and the Division as
follows The whole 354 '/4 Bushels
Put in the flat 259 bhuls [bushels]
Left for use 18 Vz Do
Used before 21 Do
Benjamin Liles's share 56 Do
This is an estimation of Shelled Corn
I started for Darien with 6 Hands aboard
Wedn 2 I got home early in the morning Slept some part of the
Thurd 3 I worked at my shop floor
Frid 4 I made a pair of shoes for Mr. Webb - Worked some
at the Shop floor
Saturd 5 I worked some in the yard
Sund 6 I did read some in Johnathan Mayhew's Sermons Last
Night out of the few Inhabitants of Darien was two Deaths - one
was Margaret Wilson a young Woman She died at Abraham Powels
I went to her buring The other was an infant female of Wm. A.
Dunhams - I had a light fit of the ague
Monda 7 I worked in the yard - in the middle of the Day I had
the fever that is common in this Country
Teusd 8 I went to work in the yard in the Middle of the Day
I was taken with a violent fever and head ache I lay in bed about
Wedn 9 I went to work in the yard Drank frely of porter and
had a light touch of the fever
Thursd 10 I worked in the yard laid away fat No i - 54 Sides
flesh up 3d lay or - I had no fever
Frida 1 1 I worked in the Shop at Courring
Satud 12 I worked in the Shop at Courring - Last Wednesday
Elizabeth Couper went up the River with Mr Crane I paid her
her wagers which amounted to 6.50 cents the same Day we hired
John Hustens wench Cloe at one Dollar pr. Week
Sund 1 3 I went to Doboy after oysters James Prichard went with
me we returned with a boat load of oysters
Monda 14 I worked some at Curring
Teusd 15 I worked in the yard and Some at Courring
Wedn 16 I worked a[t] Curring
Thursd 17 I worked at Shoes
Frida 18 I worked at Shoes
Saturd 19 I worked at Shoes I finished a pair for my self
Sunday 20 I went up the Alatamaha [River] with George Street^''
hunting of ducks we killed four and returned about sun set
Monday 21 I curried some worked some in the yard took out of
lime 48 Deer Skins 2 Dog Skins one wolf Skin
Teusd 22 I worked in the yard and Some at Shoe making
We. 23 Wednesday I worked at Courring I wrote to Thomas
my Bro- for a jug of Oil
Thursd 23  I worked in the yard some
Friday 24  I courried most of the Day
Saturd 25  I worked at curring
Sunday 26  I went over to Butlers Isleand to Roswell my
Brother and Dined with him and returned to Darien
Monda 28 I worked in the yard put in bark 38 Deer Skins 2 Dog
Skins one wolf skin James Prichard I[s] now very sick Henery
Teusda 29 Prichard apply ed to Doct. Plyme for medicine
Wedn 30 Prichard Died about one O. C. P.M. From Sunday
Morning untill his Death Nothing that he took would Stay on
his s[t]omach even one Spoonfull of water would vomit him
December  Thursday i He was buried in the common
buring [g] round of Darien Jacob Furgison made his Coffin Prichard
and myself from the 25 Septm. lived togeather and keeped house
He was a man that Drank freely and Died Insolvent - Henery Green
Died^'^ at Jerimiah Brantly about 8 O. C. this evening the supposed
complaint was an abscess on the lungs He was Sick about 2 Weeks
Friday 2 He was buried at about 4 O. C. P.M. For 3 Day[s] past
I have done but little
Satur 3 I worked some at Curring and some at Shoes
Sunday 4 I wrote to my Brother George at Sharon the contents
were chiefly Concerning my own affairs
Mond 5 I worked at Shoemaking
Teusd 6 I worked at Shoemaking - Put in bark 40 Sides
Wedn 7 I worked at Shoemaking
Thursd 8 I worked at Shoemaking
Friday 9 I worked at Shoemaking
Saturd 10 I worked at Courring I hailed some wood
Sunda 1 1 I Read some in Morse's geography Wrote some
Mond 12 I Dug up some Stumps near the tan yard
Teusday 13 I worked [at] Shoe making
Wednes 14 I worked Some at Shoemaking and Some at Curring
Thursd 15 I worked at courring Sold to Daniel Holstien 40
Hides at 1,25 cents
Friday 16 I worked at Courring
Saturd 17 I Made some raw hide whips
Sunday 18 I went with George Street a hunting We dined at
Monday 19 I worked at Shoemaking Made a pair for Wm. Mc-
Teusday 20 I Shaved leather
Wed 21 I oiled some leather worked some at Shoe making
Thursd 22 I worked some at Shoe making
Friday 23 I worked at Shoe making
Saturd 24 I worked about the yard
Sunday 25 Crimus [Christmas] I went to St Simons Dined with
my Brother his Family well &c
Monda 26 I went to Frederica on horse back on my return I went
[by] Mr Coupers^^ Dined with Mr Parks and returned back to my
Teusda 27 Went to Mr. Coupers and then returned back again
to my Brothers Mr Parks with me We Dined thare but not with
him He and his wife and A4iss Taylor Went to Mr Coupers at a
Ball appointed After Diner I Started for Darien Mr. Parks with me
We Stoped at Butlers Island Stayed all Night with Capt Shermon
Wednes 28 In the morning I went home at Darien Mr Parks
went no farther I left him at Capt Shermons - I gave Stephen one
Thursd 29 I went to work in the yard
Friday 30 I worked at Shoemaking made 2 pr.
Satur 31 I worked in the yard Much rain about these Days
Jan[uary] 1804 Sund i Was a pleasant Day - thare has been but
3 frosts this Autim and Winter
Mond 2 I Worked in the Shop made 4 Halters I have resolved
to trust no person this year on Book Account and not to tan on
Shares In my Opinion it is an imprudent thing for Merchants or
Mecanicks to give Credit in this Country Thare is a number of
Sole vagabonds that git thare living by Swindling or rather by
runing in Debt without an intention to pay &c - This Country
differs from many others The inhabatants are generally liberal and
a Man well dressed passes for a Gentleman with out further ac-
Teusd 3 I Shaved Deer Skins - I wrote 3 letters one to Coin
Robert Reed Butler County to the Care of John Reed Pittsburgh
Pensylvania - another to Mr Settles on Cumberland Island Concerning
a Cannoe of mine and one to Wm Roberts requesting him to Settle
a Small Note Ammount 14.25 Cents
Wedn 4 I Shaved Deer Skins - I wrote to my Brother Roswell
informing him [of] my immediate want of Money
Thurs 5 I worked in the Shop made and repaired Ieath[er] work
for the Stage for Capt Twining
Friday 6 I worked some part of the Day at Shoe making
Satu 7 I worked at Shoe making
Sunday 8 I Spent the Day in reading and writing
Monday 9 I \^'orked at Courring put some leather in Stuff
Teusda 10 I helped Rossetter and Street Raise a Dwelling house
Wedn 1 1 I worked at Couring & cutting out Harnness
Thur 12 I worked in the Shop Made 2 Collets Patsy Keating
went to Mr Rays to See her Sister -
Friday 1 3 I worked at Shoes
Satu 14 I worked in the yard - Cold Day
Sund 15 I Receivd from Roswell King an order on Hunter &
Minus [Minis] Savannah for 100 Dollars payable Ten Days after
Sight - I Reckened with Rossetter & Street fell in Debt to them
about 75 Dollars
Mond 16 I worked in the yard
Teusda 17 1 worked in the yard ground bark
Wedn 18 I worked in the yard laid away fat No 4-60 Sides ist
Thur 19 I worked at Shoe makeing
Friday 20 I worked at Shoe makeing
Satur 21 I finished laying My Shop floor - Jonson from New-
london came to Darien with Shoes and Saddles for Sale Stored them in
Sunday 22 I read some got my horse and rode a Short Distance
Monda 23 I worked in the Shop at Couring blacked leather &c
Teusd 24 I went Down to the three Mile cut to Pilate up Mr
Harfords vessel the Seahorse commanded by Capt Griffing
[Wed] 25 I[n] the Morning I got within one Mile of Darien
I left the vessel came home Laid a way fat No 5 the 3d layor
Thursd 26 I sot a Hme Kiln on fire I went up beyond Mr Webbs
with a horse cart brot home a load of old bricks to build a Shop
Frida 27 I brot home annother load of brick mended harness for
Capt. Twining worked some at Curring
Satd 28 I worked at Curring
Sund 29 I Went a hunting with Capt. Griffing
Monday 30 I worked at Curring
Teusday 31 I worked at curring
Febru  Wedn i I worked at Shoe makeing
Thursd 2 I began to build a Chimney to my Shop I Dud [Dug]
up old bricks for the purpose in Mr Mcintosh's old field Some Days
past Mr. [blank] Allen Died^^ in Darien with the pleuricy or Pleuritic
Friday 3 I went to the buring - Fleshed Some hides
Satur 4 I worked at my Chimney
Sunday 5 I formed a Small acquaintance with Thomas Maxwell
Mate of the Schooner Sea Horse with a privelige of perusing Some
of his books
Monda 6 I worked at my Chimney
Teusd 7 I worked at my Chimney in the forenoon and afterwards
Wedn 8 I worke[d] in the Shop at Shoes
Thurs 9 I worked in the Shop at Shoes Did some work in the yard
Friday 10 I put in bark 6 sides 4 Kip skins - mended the Stage
Harness fo[r] Capt Natl. Twining
Satu II Turned vatt No 6 78 sides Flesh up - I Sot out Some
jnions in my garden
Sunda 1 2 I Spent the Day in reading
Monda 13 This is my hearth Day being twenty and five years
old according to the record of my Father - Born Febu 13 - 1779 -
I worked in the Shop at curring blacked Some thick upper leather
Teusda 14 I worked at Courring blacked Some Deer Skin boot
Wedn 15 I bought of Turner Ivy 450 lb of Pork Suitable for
bacon at 8 Cents pr. lb. I washed it and hung itt up for driing
Thurs 16 I worked at Cureing
Frida 17 I worked at Curreing
Satur 18 i Worked Curreing
Sunda 19 I spent the Day in writing and reading
Mond 20 I worked at Courring
Teusda 2 1 I worked at Saddleing
Wed 22 I worked at Saddleing
Thurs 23 I worked a[t] Saddleing
Friday 24 I worked at Saddleing
Sata 25 I worked at Saddleing
Sund 26 I wrote 4 Letters for Silas Johnson also Did some writing
Mond 27 I worked at Curring
Tusda 28 I undertook to brake 2 Mules for Henery Harford
They ware both young and very obstinate I had some Dificulty in
catching them but at length got them tied - Accidintaly in the
business I hurt my hand in So bad a manner that I was Not able to
labour untill the 8th Day of March
Wed 29 I went to Butlers Island with my Brother & Sister
Stayed all Night Saw the rice Machine work
March  Thu i I returned from Butler Island and spent
the remainder of the Day in reading and writing with my left hand
the last of the two I preformed but poorly
Frida 2 I Spent the Day much the Same as yesterday
Saturd 3 I Spent as yesterday in reading &c - My hand appearantly
grew worse I applyed to Doctr. Salmon for a Medicine he gave me
a composition to anoint it with consisting of Camphor Spirits of
Wine and Harts horn
Sunda 4 I Went to Mr, Rossetter and Spent the time in reading
very Cold weather for the Season
Monday 5 I went to Sapelo Bridges with Mr Brantly - I went
after Some horses that Strayed from Mr Rossetter I found them
brought them home &c
Teusday 6 I was yet unable to work on the account of my lame
hand my leasure time I occopied in reading
Wedn 7 I Spent in the Same way
Thursda 8 I began to Do a little work such a[s] cut out Shoes
Frid 9 I did Some work of a light kind
Satur lo I did Some work my hand [was] weak [and] not able
to Do much
Sunda 1 1 I had no other employmnet than reading and writing
Mond 12 I cut out a harness for a horse cart for Mrs. Spalding
but was unable to do anything more to it
Teud 13 I worked Some at my yard fence
Wed 14 I ground bark
Thurs 15 I got some paleings [and] finished my yard fence
Friday 16 I made Some repair on Mr Dunhams garden fence
I am yet unable to Do any kind of labour that jars my hand
Satu 17 I Did some writing
Sund 18 I wrote a letter to Isaac Hunt [at] Sharon in answer to
one I received yesterday Dated 17th Feb The weather is cold for
Mond 19 I went to work at some collers for Mr Harfords Mules
my hand being yet lame I Sowed them with a leather String
Teusd 20 I finished them worked some on a Harness for Mrs
Spalding sowed it in the same way
Wed 21 Wm Gibbs came up from St. Simons took possession
of that house which I bought in Moi[e]ty with James Prichard the
19th Sept 1803 Prichard Dying the 30th of Novm following left
me in posesion of the house I rented it at 3 Dollars pr. month - I
made some Gin bands for Mr Henery Harford His gin was Set a going
for the first time
Thursd 22 I altered the gin bands the gin was Started he had
my horse to use with his Mules - I made a window and Shelter to the
Shoemaker Shop Chamber
Frida 23 I worked some at Harness
Saturd 24 I Did some work about the Shop cut out Some Shoes
Sunday 25 I spent some part of the Day in reading I sold a
Cannoe to Fredc Suttle for $8.00 payable in thirty Days
Mond 26 I hired a Man John Bowth [Booth] a taner for 2 Days
I settled with Wm A Dunham found my self Due to him $194.01 i4
I gave him my Note paiable in six Months
Teusd 27 I cut out Some Shoes Mr Brailsford^^ sent a Negro
Boy to me on trial as a Shoemaker the Boy Antony has but one leg
Wedn 28 I employed John Bwoth for one month to work at
the taning business at i6 Dollars pr. Month Turned fat No 5-80
Sides for the last layor
Thursd 29 I worked Courring and Did some work in the yard
Friday 30 Turned vatt No i, 54 sides the 5th Layor
Saturd 31 Turned vatt No 6 78 sides i Kip skinn - Made preparea-
tions to peal Bark groun[d] my axes &c
April  Sunday i I wrote a letter to my Sister Catherine
King an answer to one received Friday last from her. She wrote me
an animadvartive letter accusing me of keeping a bad house and other
bad conduct with unjust reproof concerning the Keating Guirls
Mond 2 I went to pealing Bark on Horse Creek with Mr Hampden
Mcintoshes libirty - At Night I reproved Stephen for his miscon-
duct Some of which had been very offensive to me I told him that
he Stayed with me no longer than during good behaviour and that
he must go to Roswell King to whom he is bound that I had no
power to correct only to advise him Stephen is a molatter bom
free and bound to my Brother posessed of a revengefuU disposition
and a profane tunge
Teusda 3 Stephen wint to my Brother at St. Simons - I went
into the woods to peal Bark with Mr Bwoth the weather forebode
Wedn 4 I went into the woods to peal Bark It began to rain about
10 O. C. and we left off work in the wood and did some work in the
yard Stephen returned from St. Simons and sea[m]ed willing to confess
his faults I was willing to take him back on certain conditions of
good behaviour which I intend to propose to my Brother the first
Thus 5 I sent Stephen with Mr Booth into the wood but did not
go my self I worked at Curring It began to rain and they returned
from the wood
Friday 6 I worked in the Shop at Harness
Saturd 7 I worked in the Shop at Harness went to Butlers Island
with Bro. Roswell and Capt Waye
Sunda 8 I returned home Capt Shermon eat Dinner with me
Mond 9 I made some prepareations for hailing bark proped up
the tan house
Teusda 10 I began to hall bark I hailed 4 load
Wedn 1 1 I hailed 4 load
Thursd 12 I hailed 3 load
Friday 13 I hailed 3 load
Saturday 14 I hailed 2 load of bark
Sunday 1 5 I read sum returned a book of Mr Gibb's Blairs Sermons
a very good book
Monday 16 I Hailed bark 4 load
Teusday 17 I hired Abraham Powels horse to hall bark I hailed
Wedn 18 I hailed 4 load of Bark
Thurs 19 I hired Allen Powels horse to hall bark I hailed 4 load
Frida 20 I hailed i load It began to rain I worked Some in the Shop
Saturda 21 It rained I worked at my wharf
Sunday 22 I went in a Sailing Boat Down to Mr Coles with
Mr Freland & Mr Rogers
Mond 23 I worked at currieing Shaved some green Skins
Teusd 24 I hailed 3 load of bark with Allen Powels Mare
Wed 25 I settled with John Booth for a Months labour I worked
Some in the yard
Thur 26 I hailed 3 load of bark
Frida 27 I worked at Currieing put in S[t]uff 20 Deer Skins
Sata 28 I hailed 2 load of bark and did some work about the yard
Sund 29 I Spent the Day in reading
Mon 30 I hailed 4 load of bark
May  Teusd i It rained I worked in the Shop
Wed 2 It Did not rain Much I worked in the Shop Most of the day
Thur 3 I hailed 4 load of bark
Frida 4 I hired Mr Harford horse I hailed 4 load of bark
Satu 5 I worked in the Shop cover [ed] an old Saddle -
Sund 6 I read Most of the Day in a Philosophical Dictionary
Mond 7 I worked in the Shop put a pad to a Saddle
Teusday 8 It rained I have now about 4 Cord of bark out Standing
by the trees - I Did Some work in the yard worked at currieing
Wed 9 I took out 10 Sides of Soaleather worked some at courring
Thursd 10 Put in bark 15 Sides i Kip Skin 10 Deer Skins I Bor-
rowed of Mr Gibbs Morse's universal geography
Friday 1 1 I hailed i load of bark I found it too wet to hall
Satd 12 I Did some work in the yard Gound one mill full of bark
Sund 1 3 I went to Mr Rays got Some mulburys
Monda 14 I worked Some in the Shop I hailed 2 load of bark
Teusd 15 I worked in the yard I hailed i load of bark -
Wedn 16 I hailed 3 load of bark It rained some -
Thur 17 I hailed 2 load of Bark Did some work in the Shop
Frida 18 I hired Allexander Powels^^ Horse I hailed 4 load of bark
Satur 19 I finished hailing all the bark pealed was one load
I have almost forgot to mention that last Sunday Night the House
in Darien belonging to the estate of Elam Thornton caught fire and
Sund 20 I spent most of the Day in reading Morse's geography
Mond 21 I worked some in the yard took out of the lime 14 Sides
I Kip skin 3 Deer Skins
Teusd 22 I worked some in the yard and some in the Shop
Wedn 23 Laid away fatt No 4 60 Sides grain up
Thurs 24 Laid away fat No i 54 Sides
Friday 25 Laid away fat No 6 F[a]t up 76 Sides the 5th layor -
My Brother Roswell and his wife came to Darien I did some work
for Mr Harford
Satur 26 I keep as a hallowday I went fishing with Mr Rossetter
we caught four trout - I went to his house and eat Super
Sunday 27 I read in Morses geography
Monda 28 I worked some in the yard I hailed 2 load of bark -
My Brother went over to the Island
Teusd 29 I worked some at currieing took out 8 Sides of Soalleather
Wedn 30 I worked at Courrieing Put Sides in S[t]uff
Thursd 31 I made a bridle for Mr Powers
June  Frida i I salted [?] a Saddle for Mr Powel
Satur 2 I mad[e] a pad and worked Some in the yard laid a way
in fat No 3-22 Sides and 20 Kip Skins
Sunda 3 I went with Mr Johnson up to A'lr Rays and Dined thare
it was remarkable warm
Mond 4 I worked at Courring put my axes in order to go into
the woods to peal bark
Teuda 5 I went into the woods to peal bark Stephen complaining
of being unwell I quit it -
Wedn 6 I went a fishing with Mr Rossetter up Miner's Creek
we cough [t] only 6 trout Shot one Duck and one poke skonk
Thursd 7 I worked Some hides cut out some Shoes
Fri 8 I took out of the lime 10 Sides unhaired them ground bark -
Satur 9 I worked in the yard It is understood that Mr Hodge is
to preach a sermon tomorrow the first that has been preached in
Darien in 2 years
Sund ID Mr Harford wanted me to go to St. Simons as a pilot
on board the Schooner Betsy of Philadelphia Capt. Marrchew Master
We took the tide and got into the three Mile cut
Mond 1 1 at about i O. C. in the morning we got under way and
arrived near Frederaca [Frederical at 2 O. C. P.M. I got a boat to
return to Darien I Started in the evening an came to Darien that
Teusd 12 I felt fatagued took a Knap of Sleep and afterwards
went to work in the yard Put in bark loo Sides
Wedn 13 I went to Sapelo on some business for Wm. A. Dunham
concerning John Gormon and a Wench named Peggy in Gormons
posession - I returned to Darien and did some work in the yard
Thurd 14 I worked in the yard took out of the lime 10 Sides
Frida 15 I worked and put in bark the above mentioned 10 Sides
Satu 16 I worked in the yard Jacob Wood and Wm. A. Dunham
Esqures requested me to Notify the inhabatants of this District to
work on the roads and to appear the fourth Monday in July it being
the 23d Day Which I agreed to Do. It exempts me from doing duty
on the roads
Sunday 17 I Spent most of the Day in reading in the afternoon
I went up the river on a boat with Mr Rossetter and His Wife
Mr Holzendorf & his Sister with some others we returned at about
Mond 18 I worked in the yard took out of the lime all of the
hides and skins in number 12 Sides i Kip and 7 Deer skins I Do
not expect to put any more hides in lime before the first day of
Septr - Stephen has been Sick and unable to work ever since the 9th
instant He has got the venerial Disorder and is now under the care
of Doct Salmon
Teusd 19 I worked in the yard
Wedn 20 I worked in the yard I bought of Mr Rossetter a Bay
Horse for which I agree [d] to give him Soalleather to the amount
of 100 Hundred Dollars payable the first day of Next Septr the
horse has three white feet and a small grey star in his forehead
Thursd 21 I ground bark and did Some writing - last Thursday
Mr Thomson came to work with Mr Johnson a[t] Shoe makeing
Frida 22 I Did some writing I went up to Mr. Webbs
Saturd 23 I worked some in the yard
Sunday 24 Mr Hodge preached the Sermons in Darien I was at
Monday 25 I went to Sapelo Bridge Summoned some people to
work on the road I felt somewhat unwell I went to Mrs Sturlings
Stayed all night
Teusd 26 In the morning I went from thare to Mr Suttons from
thare to Darien - I worked some in the yard -
Wedn 27 I worked in the yard
Thursd 28 I worked in the yard I ground bark
Friday 29 I worked in the yard and Sot out Soalleather
Sat 30 Previous to this I have engaged to paint Mr Dunhams new
house I worked some on the house at painting
July  Sunday i I Spent Some part of the Day in reading
Monda 2 I w^orked some in the yard -
Teusday 3 I went to big Sapelo Island to notify the people to
work on the roads I stayed at Mr. Clarks all night
Wedn 4 After doing my business with Mr. Clark I returned to
Mr Mcintoshe's whare I had borrowed a cannoe to go to Sapelo
I eat Dinner at Mr A4cintoshes and then returned to Darien It being
the fourth Day of July or the Day of Independance of the United
States of America according to Custom it was to be celebrated
accordingly at it I went
Thu 5 I went to work in the yard
Frida 6 I worked in the yard -
Satu 7 I worked some in the yard and worked some at painting
on Mr Dunhams house
Sunday 8 I went in company with Mathew Jones [ ? ] to Barring-
ton or near thare I had some business to Do with Mr Harper & Walker
I left thare about 3 O. C. P.M. and went to Mrs. Sturling Stayed all
Monda 9 I left Mrs. Sturling's in the Morning I went to Wm.
McDanold's [,] Moses Young's^^ Mr Ash's [,] Daniel Youngs &
Murdoc McLeod and from thare to Mrs. Sturlings and took Dinner
thare I also had one or two hours agreeable conversation with Miss
Mary McDonald (a daughter of Mrs Sturlings) I have had some
acquaintance with her before but never had so much conversation
with her at one time I think she is a Woman of an unspoiled Car-
riacter and of a very Mild Disposition I mite say more in her behalf
but I Shall omit for the present I returned to Darien in the evening
Teusda 10 I regulated my business in order to go up the river as
far as Mr Linders to receive Some bark that they have pealed for me
I went up in Mr Hardens boat
Wed 1 1 I did not get to Mr Linders untill this morning I examined
the bark they had got for me found somewhat Damaged but Did
not like to complain to them of its badness for I had rather encourage
bark pealing &c thare fore I put up with the loss Mr Linder has got
about Six Cord of bark Mostly bay bark which I agreed to give him
4 Dollars pr. cord Delivered on the bank of the river I left seven
Dollars and a half with Mr Heartsuck a man that helped Mr Linder
peal the bark Stayed all night at Jacob Linders
Thursd 12 I returned to Darien in the afternoon I worked at
painting on Mr Dunhams house
Friday 13 I worked at painting
Saturday 14 I worked at painting
Sunday 15 I went to Mr Colders with Mr Freland took Dinner
thare and from thare we went to Mr Webbs from thare home to
Monday 16 I worked at painting Mr Dunhams house
Teusday 17 I worked at painting
Wedna 18 I worked at painting finished the sides and ends of Mr
Thursd 19 I worked in the yard ground bark took up fat No 3
Friday 20 I Laid away fat No 3 with about 20 Sides 20 Skins
Saturda 2 1 I helped make a Sail for Mr Rossetter at evenig I went
over to Butlers Island to see my Brother & Sister but they were a bed
I stayed thare all night but did not sleep because the musketoes were
so bad -
Sunday 22 Early in the morning I left the Island and did not see
my Brother or Sister and returned to Darien got my breakfast and
went to my Sundays employment - I found by examination that Joseph
Thomson a jumeman Shoemaker of Mr Johnsons had left his work
and by making search found he had stole some thing - Mr Johnson
being sick at this time and at Mr Coles I went to Johnson and after
examining into the affair of Thomsons found that he had unlocked
Johnsons chest and taken 10 Dollars in money and some clothes from
Johnson and gone toward Savannah - He told me that he was
Brother to John Thomson in New York an inspecter of Pot & Pearl
Monda 23 I worked some in the yard My Brother & Sister came
over from Butlers Island the Negroes in this county began to work
on the roads It rained in the afternoon
Teusday 24 I ground bark it rained laid down some leather
Wedn 25 I finished laying down 32 Sides i Kip 10 Deer Skins in
fat No 5 first layor on top of some taned leather Also laid away in
a Hoggshead about ten Deer Skins 3 bear Skins i Sheep Skin - I
Shaved some leather
Thursd 26 I put Sone leather in Stuff
Frida 27 I worked at painting the roof of Mr Dunhams house
Saturda 28 In the morning I went to see Mr Loyd who is at this
time very ill He has been complaining since Sunday last his complaint
is a Billions one - the Doer (Salmon) think [s] his case to be critical
at about 11 O. C A.M. Mr Dunham told me that the Doctor has no
expectation of Loyd's living I soon went to see him I found him
much altered and to appearance but a Short time to live which
was truly the case He Dyed between 2 & 3 O. C. P.M. at Mr Dunhams
in Darien He had no relations in this place He has told me that
he was bom in Virginia in Mecklenburg County He has been living
in Darien about one year and Nine Months with Mr Dunhams most
of the time as a Clerk in the Store I had an opportunity of being
well acquainted with him I allways found him boath ready and willing
to oblige me - It is true he had his foibles which are common to those
of his age - But in general gave Satisfation to his employer and
had no Doubt a Desire to be boath punctual and honest But alas
he is no more he is Dead and gone No kindred here to view his
pleasant corps and mourn^^
Sunda 29 He was buried at about 7 o. c. A.M. He dyed with an
inw^ard mortification and the Doctor thought it most proper to bury
him in the morning - the corps was put into the Coffin last evening
I sat up most of the night with Messrs Cray Respress Shavar and
Capt Griffing - as the Custom is to watch with the Corps - after
the buring was over I Spent Some part of the Day in reading and
some part of the time I slept
Monda 30 I worked at courreing
Teusday 31 I worked at courring
August 1804 Wednes i I sold to Daniel Holstien 38 Hides they
all amounted to $43.50 I ground bark
Thur 2 I [laid away] fat No 4-60 sides flesh up the fourth layer
Frid 3 I cut out Some Shoes and did some work about the Shop
as well as I remember we have had rain every Day this week
Saturda 4 I t rained I Did but little work read Sum &c
Sunda 5 I wrote 2 letters one to Mr McCall and one to Mr Settle
boath on Cumberland Island concerning a Canoe
Monday 6 I made a Shelf in my Courieing Shop put up a pair
of Small Scales made Some weights
Teusday 7 I made a pair of Stairs in the Currieing Shop worked
some in the yard it [rained] Most of the day
Wednes 8 This morning bid fare for a pleasant Day I may
here observe that we have had rain every Day more or less
of it for two weeks as the Day was likely to be fair I went to work
at painting Mr Dunham's house But thare came up a Shower
about on[e] O. C. P. M. and of cours [I] left off work - This Day
thare has Died two elderly Men in this sickly place Mr Wm Holzen-
dorf fifty-five years old Died at about 12 O. C. he has been unwell
several A^onths with a dropsical complaint he has lived in Darien
about 2 years and was much respected^^ - Coin. Abraham Thomas
Died at about half past eleven O. C. P. M. with a billions complaint
and was unwell about 7 or 8 Days and I suppose was about 52 years
old has lived in this place about 4 Months and kept a grocer Store
I sat and nursed him the Night he Died and helped lay him out
I sat up with the Corps untill morning^"
Thursa 9 In the morning I lay down and got about one hours
Sleep the bureing of Coin. Thomas was at about 11 O. C. I attended -
The burying of Mr Holzendorf was at about 5 O. C. P.M. I also
attended his buring and it was performed with Decency - Mr Rossetter
with his wife and family and some others left here in a boat to spend
a few Days on the Salt water and Sea beach Mr Rossetter being
unwell at this time he requested me to sleep in his Store Nights
during his absence accordingly I Did
Frida 10 Was a rainy Day I Stayed in Store most of the Day
Satu 1 1 I worked in the Shop made Some Halters Mr Rossetter
returned and the others also -
Sund 1 2 I spent most of the day in reading
Monda 13 I finished painting the roof of Mr Dunham's house
the side next to the River only
Teusda 14 I went up above Mr Webbs whare formerly stood
an old house and dug some bricks found but few and quit diging
Wedn 15 I worked in the Shop at Saddleing
Thursd 16 I worked in the Shop at Saddleing Mr Rossetter and
3 or 4 Days for his health He left me the care of his Store
Frida 17 I worked in the Shop Saddleing
Saturda 18 I worked in the Shop at Saddleing
Sunday 19 I rode with Mr Brantly to Mrs. Sturlings took Dinner
Monday 20 I worked in the Shop at Saddling
Teusda 21 I worked in the Shop -
Wedne 22 I worked in the Shop - I wrote to my Brother Thomas
at St. Mary's requesting him to send me Some buckles Saddle tacks
and Shew threat [thread? ]in all to the amount of about 10 Dollars -
Thursd 23 I worked in the Shop
Friday 24 I worked in the Shop
Saturd 25 John Hale came to live with me as an Apprentice
and the indentures ware drawn after the following manner
This Indenture made the twenty-fifth Day of August in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and four between William
Ray as guardian for John Hale of A4cintosh County and State of
Georgia one the one part and Reuben King of the Same State and
County on the other part Witnesseth that the afforesaid William
Ray as Guardian for the said John Hale with his advise and vol-
untary consent have put and placed the said John Hale an apprintice
to the said Reuben King with him to dwell and serve from the Date
of these presents for and during and unto the full end and term
of Six years and Six Months during all which term the said Apprintice
his Master faithfully Shall Serve in all lawful business according
to his power and wit and ability - Honestly orderly and obediently
and in all things well and truly conduct and demean himself as
an apprintice - and the said Reuben King for himself his heirs
executors and Administrators doath covenant promise and agree to
and with the Said William Ray for the time being that he the Said
Reuben King the Said apprintice in the art and mystery of a tanner
and currier which he now useth Shall and will teach and instruct
or cause to be taught and instructed in the best manner he can and
shall and will during all the term aforesaid find provid[e] and allow
unto the said apprintice good and sufficient meat drink and apparrel
lodging and washing and all other things fit and nessary for an
apprintice during the said term and at the end or experation thereoff
will supply furnish and diliver unto the said John Hale Thurty Dollars
Cash or to that amount in Qoathing I am also bound to give the
said John Hale learning that is to lern him to read an write - As im
[I am] determined to learn the boy I bought him a Spelling book
and intend he shall read every day during his apprintice Ship Mr
Dunham the Magistrate was not at home and the indentures wer[e]
Sunda 26 I spent the day in reading and writing
Monda 27 I put in Soke about 12 Hides I worked in the shop at
Teusday 28 I worked hides
Wedn 29 I worked hides and put them in the lime
Thurs 30 I worked in the Shop Seting out leather - Mr. Ray came
to Darien we had the above indentures Signed and Sealed
Frida 3 1 I worked some in the shop took up fat No 2 - supposed
to be 33 Sides and 2 Kip skins
Septer  Saturd i I laid away fat No 2 supposed to be 33
Sides and 2 Kip skins 2d. layor
Sunday 2 I spent the Day in reading and writing
Monda 3 I worked in the Shop and yard
Teusd 4 I worked in the Shop at Courrieing
Wedn 5 I Worked in the Shop
Thursd 6 I worked in the Shop
Frida 7 I worked in the yard and Some in the Shop
Saturd 8 I worked in the yard it rained very hard but my work
\^'as such that I was obliged to work in the rain the wind blew from
N an[d] N.E. about twelve O. C. the wind increased and blew very
hard about 2 O. C. it threatened destruction to all the houses in Darien
it Still increased broke and blew up trees tore of[f] the roofs of
Some Small houses and others blew down at about 4 O. C. the wind
abated and the Storm appeared to be nearly over but in about 30
Minnutes the Mdnd shifted in to the S. E. and blew more violent
than before and to appearance bid total Destruction - The tide at Sun
Set was four feet higher than it was ever Known before at which time
it aught to have been more than half ebb - My tan house blew down
at about Sun Set and every thing seamed to be going to destruction -
the tide was over my tan vats at least 3 feet the tide and waves
washed away almost every thing that was in thare reach wharfs boats
lumber of every description went a drift every thing was in confusion
The inhabitants with terror in thare countinance stood waiting the
terable event - I lent my assistance to those who seemed to be most
in nead and I think I may Safely add that I did all in my power
to save and preserve all that I could - at about midnight the wind
Sunda 9 I spent most of the Day in looking at the Destruction
the wind and tide had made
Monday 10 I went to work in the yard I took out most of my
taned leather and foun[d] it to be much injured filled with durt
and sand after takeing all thing [s] in to consideradion I think I have
lost at least one thousand Dollars
Teusd. II I worked at my leather laid down a part of a fat
of leather with hole bark 5 of my vatts are in a very leaky condition
Wedn 12 I geathered from the ruins of the tanhouse Some nails
Thurs 13 I worked at geathering nails out of the Shingles and
Frid 14 I worked at currieing
Satur 15 I went to St Simons Robert Armstrong went with me
we left Darien at sun rise and arrived on St Simons at my Brothers
at about 10 O. C.
Sunday 16 I wrode uppon St Simons I took Breakfast with Mr
Holstien after Spending Some part of the Day with him I returned
to my Brothers
Monda 17 At about 2 O, C. in the morning I Started for Darien
and came home at about 8 O. C. in the morning Mr Holstien came
with me I Sold to him hides out of the lime to the amount of thurty
Teusda 1 8 I worked in the Shop at currieing
Wend 19 I worked in the Shop at currieing
Thursd 20 I worked in the Shop at currieing
Friday 21 I worked in the Shop at currieing
Satud 22 I worked in the Shop at currieing
Sunday 23 I spent the Day in reading and writing
Monday 24 I worked in the Shop at currieing
Teusd 25 I worked in the Shop
Wed 26 I worked in the Shop
Thurs 27 I hailed some lumber for Mr Dunham
Frid 28 I helped raise Mr Dunhams horse Stable and worked Some
in the Shop
Saturd 29 I mended up my bark mill and went and burnt Some
bushes that were lying where I intended to erect a tan yard upon
Sunda 30 I spent the Day in reading and writing
October  Monda i The Day of General Election was held
at the court house James Nephew was Chosien as Senetor and
Normon McDanold Representative I Did not attend the election -
I worked in the yard - I corrected Stephen for being Idle he was
not not pleased thare with and went to my Brother for redress to
whom he he is bound He is bound to my brother by his Mother for
seven years his Mother supposeing him to be 14 years old at the time
whether she knowed his exact age or not is uncertain but it may be
supposed that Parents have the best right to know the age of their
Children Stephen I believe has an idea that he bound to[o] long and
finding no just provication to leave me of late he very carelessly
attends to his business and seams to have a wish to idle away his
time; this seams to be his plan to gain his liberty he can make a
common course Shew [show] a better chance to learn no boy can
have I have imployed Mr Johnson to instruct him which costs me at
the rate of 3 Dollars pr. month or the use of the Shop
Teusday 2 I worked some in the yard and some in the Shop
Wedn 3 I worked at Shoemakeing
Thursda 4 I worked at Shoemakeing
Frida 5 I worked at Shoe makeing
Saturda 6 I worked in the yard
Sunday 7 I began to Keep house with Benjamin Crane we rented
a house of W^m. A Dunham for 350 cents pr Month each of us haveing
an apprintice boy makes four in the family
Monday 8 I went to Sapelo Island to summons the people to work
on the roads I left Darien at about 12 O. C. in company with Mesrs
Holzendorf, Cray Shavoo we stoped at Doboy and Stayed all night
Teusday 9 In the morning early we went to the lower end of
Sapelo or South end we got some clams and fish and gethered some
curositys as Shells &c
Wednes 10 A4r Shavoo and myself wen[t] to summons the people
we went part of the way in a connoe and then by land we did our
business to the best advantage that we could and then returned to
our camp we left the Island at sun set and went up to Doboy and Stayed
Thursd 1 1 After breakfast we returned to Darien
Friday 12 I worked in the tan yard
Saturd 13 I worked in the tan yard. The weather has been very
pleasant this week the wind southward and westward
Sunday 14 I spent most of the Day in reading
Monday 15 I hired a man by the name of Mcin to currie for me
I worked in the Shop at Shoemaking
Teusda 16 I worked at Shoe Making
Wedn 17 I worked at Shoe Makeing
Thursd 18 I worked at Shoe makeing
Friday 19 I worked at Shoe makeing
Saturd 20 I worked at Shoe Makeing
Sunday 2 1 I spent the Day in reading and writing
Monday 22 The inhabitants of this District began to work on the
Public road - I worked at Shoemaking
Teusday 23 I worked at Shoe makeing
Wedn 24 I worked at Shoe makeing
Thursday 25 I worked at Shoemaking
Friday 26 I worked at Shoemaking
Saturd 27 I worked at Saddleing
Sunday 28 I went with Mr Freland to Mr Colders took Dinner
thare returned and found Doctor Plyme very unwell I stayed with
him part of the night
Monday 29 I went to St Simons to Pilot the Sea Horse to Darien
I went aboard of her about i O. C. P.M. lying in Hampton Creek
the wind blew strong from N. E. we did nothing I went to my
brothers and stayed all night
Teusday 30 We got the vessel under way but went but a short
dystance the wind blowing strong from N. N. E. Stayed at my
brothers all Night
Wedn 31 We got up the creek a small Distance the wind being
in the same quarter as yesterday
November  Thursd i I got the vessel about one mile further
the wind blowing very strong a head
Friday 2 The wind blew in the same direction we made but little
Saturday 3 The weather grew more favourable we got out of
hampton Creek and through Buttermilk Sound
Sunday 4 We got within 3 miles of Darien (came through the 3
Monday 5 Mornin[g] we arrived at Darien at a bout 9 O.C.
Teusday 6 I worked at Saddleing
Wedn 7 I worked at Shoe makeing
Thursd 8 I worked at Shoemaking
Friday 9 I worked at Shoemaking
Saturday 10 I worked some at Shoemaking The weather was cool
in the morning
Sunda 1 1 I went down to Mr Coles with Mr Johnson - returned
and did some writing
Monda 1 2 I worked at Shoe making
Teusday 13 I worked at Shoe makeing - Doctr. A. Plyme Died
in Darien at about i O.C. P.M. I suppose He was fifty years of age
or more - a native of Denmark and had the advantage of a good
education. He Died with a pleuritic complaint^^ - I went over to the
Tide Island with my Brother Rosw[ell] stayed all night
Wedn 14 I staye[dl with him most of the Day walked on the
plantation and viewed the ruins caused by the hurricane I returned
to Darien toward evening Doctr A Plyme was buried
Thursd 15 I worked at Shoes
Frida 16 I worked at Shoes -
Saturda 17 I worked at Shoes
Sunday 18 I spent the Day in reading and writing
Monday 19 I worked at Shoe Making
Teusday 20 I worked at Shoe Making
Wedn 21 I worked at Shoe Awaking
Thurs 22 T worked at Shoe Making^ - at Night I watched with Mr
Brantlv He being very unwell at this time and out of his sences
and to all appearance must submit to Death Soon
Friday 23 Jerimiah Brantly Died at about half past eleven
O.C. A.M. after liveing intemperate for about 18 Days And out of
the 18 Days he was sick about 5 Days
Saturd 24 He was buried at at about 3 O.C. P.M. - He was not far
from fifty years of age He left a Wife but no Children and was much
Missed by the inhabitants of Darien
Sunday 25 I Spent Some part of the Day in reading and writing
A-londay 26 I worked at Shoe makeing
Teusday 27 I worked att Shoe making
Wednesday 28 I worked at Shoe making
Thursd 29 I worked at Shoe making
Friday 30 Was appointed by Judge Jones Judge of the Superior
Court held in Mcintosh [County] on the first Monday in this month
as a day of execution for 2 criminals Names as follows Wm. Smith
found gilty of murder Macurcine Neal found gilty of ravishment -
I went to the courthouse the place appointed for execition; they were
not executed, thare life is prolonged untill January Next I left the
Court house and returned as far as Mrs. Sturlings and Stayed all Night
December  Saturday i Early in the morning I left thare
went to Mr Rays took breakfast thare and returned to Darien - I
rented my Keating house to Mr Gibbs for one year at the rate of
six Dollars pr Month
Sunday 2 I wrote to my brother george - I received a letter from
him by the last Mail and by the contents thereoff he earnestly wishes
me to return to Connecticut
Monda 3 I repaired the Chimney to the Keating house
Teusday 4 I worked for Mrs. Brantly made a hog pen - made a
partision do[o]r to the Keating house
Wedn 5 I worked at Shoes Made a Settlement with Crane I fell
in his debt 10 Dollars He agreed to board me the week out
Thursd 6 I hunted Cattle with Mr. Webb found a Steer which
Mr Crane bought
Frida 7 I worked at Shoes
Saturd 8 I worked at Shoes made some prepareation to live with
Mr Dunham for one year for the sum of 300 Dollars which he has
previously agreed too give me
Sunday 9 I went to Wm A Dunhams to live for one vear to make
his house and home and to use what freedom I thought proper also a
room for myself - I considered this with my salery to be a liberal
offer tharefore resolved to be contented for this year thinking perhaps
some thing would offer in the corse of the year that would be more
A4ond 10 I went to work did some little work about the house
Teusda 1 1 I worked some in the garden at diging up stumps
Wed 12 I worked some in the garden as yesterday
Thursd 13 I worked some about the house in the afternoon I went
over the river into glenn [Glynn] County to Mr Holzendorfs planta-
tion after some fodder for Mr Dunham Stayed all night at the plan-
Frida 14 I loaded my boat with 66 small pumpkins and 63 lb
fodder and returned to Darien
Satur 15 Was an other election for Militia officers a Captain and
ensign were to be elected Wm A Dunham was elected Captain
George Street ensign the election was held at the Muster ground called
Sunda 16 I spent Most of the Day in reading
Monda 17 I began to build a fowl house
Teusday 18 I worked at the fowl house
Wednes 19 I finished the fowl house
Thursd 20 I worked with Mr Walker - helped him lay a piazza
floor for Mr Dunhams house
Frida 2 1 Robert Shanklin Died after 2 Days Sickness He has lived
in Darien about Six Months and was a brick layor by trade He lived
very intemperate drank to excess which no doubt was the cause of
his sudden Death - I judge he was about 35 years of age a native
of Ireland - I shall here Mention the Death of Wm Shields WTio
Died last Sunday about 8 miles from Darien after a lingering illness
of about 3 Months - I suppose he was about 40 years of age left a Wife
and one child in Darien which was his proper place of a bode his
occupation was Mostly Shoe makeing - I went over the river after
pumpkins for Mr Dunham at Mr Holzendorfs plantation brought
Saturd 22 Mr Dunham and A Powel began to cut a road or caused
it to be Done leading from the blacksmiths Shop runing near Mr
Powels house on the North side an eastardly course untill it strikes
the Savannah road - John L. K. Holzendorf gave the lumber Measuring
business to me this far he gave me leave to Measure and to receive
the profit ariseing from Said business
Sunda 23 I spent the Day in reading and writing - I have for some
length of time made a practice to read at Night
Monday 24 I inspected and Counted Shingles to the Amount of
2.50 cents I Did some work about home
Teusday 25 Being Chrismas I did no work Mr Hampton Mcintosh
Dined at Mr Dunhams - I sold my horse to Mr Dunham
Wedn 26 Mr Dunham and his Wife and her sister went to Mr
Woods and Pined thare - I Did but little work stayed in the house
read some &c -
Thursd 27 I hewed some posts for a Negro house
Frida 28 I worked part of the Day at hewing posts - My Brothers
Roswell and Thomas came to Darien Stayed all Night at Darien at
Mr Dunhams - for some time past I have Slept in Rosseter and Streets
store with Mr Freland
Saturd 29 I went to the Island of St Simons with my Bothers
Mr Mears [,] Brother Thomas' Wifes Father [,] was with us also
stayed at Darien last Night - When I arrived at Hampton I found
my two Sisters (by marriage) and their Children in good health -
and had the pleasure of seaing a young Nephew a Child of my Br.
Roswells and a Niece of my Br. Thomas for the first time Thomas's
is the oldest and about 3 Months old I spent the Day with some de-
gree of Satisfaction I had considerable conversation with my Brother
Sunda 30 I spent the Day in conversation on different subjects
with my Brothers
Monda 3 1 I returned to Darien with Mr Holstien I sold him some
hides Last Monday there was a man drowned in the river near
Darien by the name of Taylor he was a man of a Family and lived
January 1805 Teusda i I worked at frameing a Negro house
Wedn 2 I worked at the Negro house
Thursd 3 I went over the River to Mr Holzendorfs plantation after
fodder for Mr Dunham I brought home 135 lb
Frida 4 I worked at the Negro house
Satur 5 I worked at the Negro house I may here with all propriety
remark some things relative to the last year - The planters in the
lower District of Georgia have lost most of their Cotton By the
Catipiller The Hurricane which happened on the eight of Septr.
Destroyed much property the planters Merchants and Mecanicks
all Suffered with out Destinction business now is in a very dull
State Merchants and tradesmen are much in want of money - The
inhabatants of Darien increase thare is now I suppose about 145
Inhabatants in this place and some new building partly finished &c
Sunday 6 I spent the Day in reading and writing
Monda 7 I worked at the Negro house
Teusday 8 I worked some at the Negro house
Wed 9 I worked at the Negro house
Thursd. 10 I helped Kill and Dress four hogs - I wrote to Brother
Thomas at St Marys - Benjamin Edwards was married to Mrs. Allen
Friday 1 1 I helped raise a house for Mr Dunham one Story and
a half high Standing N. E. of Mrs. Brantlys about 16 rods
Saturday 12 I finished covering the Negroe house
Sunda 1 3 I spent the Day in reading and writing
Monda 14 I began to make a board Chimney for the Negro house
Teusda 15 I finished the Chimney and worke[d] some at makeing
Wed 16 I finished the house -
Thursda 1 7 I made a pair of Stairs for the Stable loft Mr Dunham
end Mrs Dunham went to St. Simons to a Ball at my Brothers - I
worked some in my garden
Frida i8 I made some prepareations to set out some grape vines
on a lot that I have lately bought of Mr Dunham lot in Darien No
loo - In fixing for to plant I dug a trench lo feet long 4 broad 2 Vi
Deep I filled the bottom with oak bark then I put leaves and rubish
filling the hole with such as will make rich manure
Satur 19 I worked in the garden -
Sunday 20 I Spent the Day in reading & writing
Monda 21 I worked Some at gardening -
Teusda 22 I measured Cedar being duly Sworn to Measure
Wed 22 I measured lumber - Cedar
Thursd 24 I measured Cedar - I hired Mr ufford to keep tallio
[tallies ?1 at I Dollar pr. Day
Frida 25 I measured Cedar - I hired Mr ufford
Satur 26 I measured Cedar - Mr Dunham went to Savannah last
Wedn with Mr Mcintosh
Sunday 27 I Spent Most of the Day in reading
Monday 28 I Measured Cedar -
Wednsd. 30 Wm. Roberts Died this morning at about 4 O.C. A.M.
He was a blacksmith by trade and a Native of the State of Newjersey
was about 35 years of age lived intemperate and at times Drank to
excess - About six weeks ago he made a small wound in his knee
with a knife it got inflamed and swelled and he was obliged to lie
in bed this unnatural confinement the pain of his knee and the
debilitated state of his boddy after reducing him to a Skeleton put
an end to his life - I attended the buring at 4 O.C. P.M.
Thursd 31 I measured lumber
February 1805 Friday i I measured plank and Boards for Mr
Satur 2 I measured lumber for Mr Brunson -
Sunda 3 Was an extrem[e] cold Day I spent the Day in reading
Monda 4 Was the Coldest Day I ever knew in the State of Georgia
The Sun has Shone all Day and yet it has froze in the Shade - I
Measured a small raft of Cedar for Luke Lot - I worked some in the
garden sowed some lettice prepared some ground for to sow or plant
Teusday 5 I Did but little planted some potatoes - Mr. Paul H.
Wilkins^^ made himself known to me He lives in Liberty County
Wednesda 6 Mr Dunham and his Wife and her Sister Harriot^*
went into Liberty County to Mr Henery Harfords wedding - I
measured boards for John Lot -
Thursday 7 This day was appointed for Mr Harfords wedding -
I measured boards for Mr John lot -
Friday 8 I worked some at the carpenters business with Mr Walker
Saturday 9 I worked some at the carpenters business - I measured
one Raft of Ranging timber belonging to James May
Sunday 10 I spent the Day in writing and reading Mr Dunham
and his Wife returned from Sunbury with the two Miss Mans
Sisters to Mrs. Dunham - the wedding feast being over -
Monday 1 1 In the forenoon I finished fencesing in a small garden
Spot in the afternoon I Measured Staves for Mr. Powers and kept
Teusday 12 I finished Counting and Culling boath Staves and
Shingles the admeasurement Amounted to $ 12.12 Vz cs -
Wednesday 13 I am this Day 26 years of age 5 years I have been
out of my Aprinticeship I have not accumilated much property for
that length of time It may justly be observed that a Single man
Seldom obtains property so fast as one married allowing them to be
equally Industrus I have been fully in this belief for five years and
at this time I have no particular Woman in view How frequently
Mankind are deceived by the pleasing and flattering hope of future
enjoyment but alas! we always find it transfered - If thare is any
such thing as happiness in this life the person who enjoys is possest
with a virtuous and contented mind - I have alway[s] followed the
dictates of my own reason and for the want of experience I have
frequently erred - I have Divided my life into four parts Provided
it be the will of kind PROVIDENCE to prolong my life - as the length
of my life only by Him is known my will ought to be His will -
I may perhaps have mentioned something of this Kind in my Journal
before but wheither or Know I shall mention that I con[si]der the
first part of my life from the age of 21 years untill 31 being ten
years which time I think will be the Most Laborious part of my Life
as much industry as I can use without injuring my health is my
intension and all leisure hours or half hours (which I some time have)
to spend trying to git useful knoledge either by reading Writing or
an agreeable conversation; the conversation of the aged is generally
the most agreeable to me tharefore I make it a point to frequent their
company in preference to any other - With a flatterring Idea at the
end of this term I shall be so independent as to labour only when
it is agreeable Should tliis be the case - the Next term of time from
thurtyone unto fortyone I shall with moderate labour Spend my time;
prepareing to spend the remainder of my Days as comfortable as I
can calculating at all times to live within the bounds of my income;
if at the expiration of this time I should be able to live comfortable
without labour I will the following ten years if called upon serve the
public - and after that live retired. - But alas; who can tell the path
he is to walk or the misfortunes he is to encounter - Tharefore it is our
duty to live as if we ware to Die Shortly; and prepare to live in this
world always - I measured boards for James Alston
Thursda 14 I measured boards for Mr Alston
Friday 15 I bought some refuse bords of Mr Alston - sold the
same to Josept Luder - took as payment a note on the estate of
Jerimiah Brantly to the amount of 25 Dollars
Saturda 16 I measured boards and Staves -
Sunday 17 I spent the Day in writing and reading
Monday 18 I measured Cedar for Thomas Watts
Teusda 19 I kept an account of Staves for George Webb
Wedn 20 I counted Staves for George Webb
Thursda 21 I measured Staves Sawed Some plank for the garden
Frida 22 I worked at the garden fence - Measured Some 2 Inch
plank for Dunham & Jones &c - Also some scantling
Saturda 23 I measured and culled Shingles & Staves for Lewis
Sunday 24 I spent the Day mostly in writing - Mrs. Delony and
her Daughter Patsy are now at Mr. Dunhams - Mr Dunham left here
for Bryan County this morning
Monda 25 I worked at the garden fence borrowed Mr Mcintoshes
Cart and Jacob hailed some Boards
Teusday 26 I measured board for Mr Spillers the boards was
landed at Darien old fort bluff - Jacob worked with me
Wedn 27 I measured board for Mr Spillers - Jacob worked with
Thursda 28 I measured boards for Messers Hemp & Birds loooo
March  Friday i It rained some I piled Staves & Shingles
Saturd 2 I piled some Staves and measured some boards
Sunday 3 I spent most of the Day in reading -
Monday 4 I finished Measureing boards for Messers Bird & Hemp
Teusday 5 I measured boards and Staves
Wedn 6 I measure board for John Sharp -
Thursday 7 I measured board for John Sharp and finished
Friday 8 I trimed some Shade trees about Mr Dunhams house
Dug up a stumt [stump] for Mr Rae
Saturd 9 I measured some Staves for Mr Henderson
Sunday 10 I spent Most of the Day in reading
Monday 1 1 I worked some in My garden - Measured some boards
for Mr. Gould
Teusday 12 I measured board for Mr. Harden
Wednesd 1 3 I measured Cedar for Messrs Brown & Balie
Thursda 14 I measured shingles for Mr Love
Frida 15 I Measured board for Mr Harden -
Saturda 16 I measured Cedar for Mr. Pinkham and Balie
Sunday 1 7 I spent most of the Day in Reading -
Monda 18 I went up Cat head Creek after a flat that had gone
a Drift but did not return with it
Teusda 18  I went after the flat and brot it home to Mr
Wedn 19  Mr Glynn delivered some Com to Mr Dunham
I keept tally
Thursday 20 [^i] I went after a raft belonging to Mr Harden
found it in Mihall Creek The tide being Spent I tyed [it] secure and
left it returned to Darien in the evening I went for it
Friday 22 In the morning I got the raft within 3 Miles of
Darien tyed and left it
Saturd 23 I went to the raft left two boys to fetch it along with
the tide and returned to Darien and measured board for Mr Gould
Sunda 24 I spent Most of the Day in reading
Monda 25 I measured some board for Mr Gould went [and]
brought Mr Hardens [raft] near to Darien
Teusda 26 I measured some board for Mr. Gould - and brought
the raft to Darien
Wedns 27 I measured some board for Mr Glenn - I began to
inclose 2 lots joining Mr Dunhams Kitchen belonging to him
Thursda 28 I finished seting nearly all the posts
Friday 29 I worked at puting on board
Saturd 30 I worked at puting on board - Last Night we had a
fine Shower of rain which was much wanted -
Sunda 31 I spent most of the [day] in reading Zimmerman on
April [ 1 805 ] Monday i I worked at the garden fence
Teusday 2 I worked at the garden fence
Wedn 3 I worked at making a Cow pen in one comer of the
garden and finished it all except making the bars
Thursday 4 I made the bars to the Cow pen and settled some
business with Benjamin Ufford and Wm. & Reuben Peet
Friday 5 Was appointed battalion Muster by Major Jacob Wood
I attended Biggade Majr. Fosh [Fauche] reviewed the Battalion -
I rode in a chair with Capt Dunham
Saturday 6 I worked at making fence
Sunday 7 I spent the Day much as yuseal in reading &c
Monday 8 This week I have taken to take out and turn my
leather I took up vatts No ^ 8c 6
Teusday 9 I hired Joseph Major to work for me We dried and
sot out Soalleather I Shaved some upper leather - about 4 O.C. P.M.
I left off work in the Shop went with Capt Alston to Broughton
Island to pilate his boat he had about 400 bushels of Com for Mr
Wednesd 10 I worked in the Shop at Courrieing
Thursda 11 I hired Erastus Parks to help me peal bark and lay
away a fat of leather Containing about 40 Sides mostly Soalleather.
Friday 12 I worked some in the yard Shaved some wet leather
Saturday 13 I worked [at] Currieing put some leather in Stuff
Sunday 14 I rode with Mr Duhurst up to Wm. Rays he was not
at home; we returned and took Dinner at our homes
Monday 1 5 I hired a Man to work for Mr Dunham by the Name
of Johnson at 1.50 Cents pr Day Johnson found his own Board - I
also hired Erastus Parks to work at 2.00 cents pr day and he find own
board - Capt W. A. Dunham left here Teusday for Agusta [Augusta,
Georgia] and will probably Stay 2 weeks from this time - I worked
some in the garden and had some boards hailed I also did some work
Teusday 16 I worked some with Mr Parks & Johnson at the
carpenters business - I Measured some plank for Martin Harden Which
went on board Mr Bigalows Sloop -
Wednesday 17 I measured Some Scantling and Boards for Mr
Harden Which Mr. Brailsford took - I worked some little at Currie-
Thursday 18 I worked at the Carpenters business
Friday 19 I worked at the Carpenter's business
Saturday 20 I went into the woods to hall some small timber
which Wm. and John Reddock hewed for Mr Dunham Number of
pieces 52 Mr Johnson Hailed them all before Dinner Johnson has
worked 5 Yz Days this week Parks has worked 4 Days this
week I had a settlement with Mr Harford and found Due Nine
Dollars 75 Cents which amount I took out of the store and a full
settlement completed -
Sunday 21 I spent most of the Day in reading I began to read
the history of America Written by Winterbothom
Monday 22 I measured some Lumber for Mr Gould - and for Mr
Teusda 23 I measured some boards and scantling for Mr Gould
Wednesda 24 I worked with Mr Parks at the Carpenters business -
Thursda 25 I also worked with Mr. Parks
Friday 16 I worked with him also
Saturda 27 I plained boards - Mr Dunham returned from Agusta
and somewhat unwell - Mr Parks has worked three Days and a half
this week at the Carpenters business - Capt Hammons saled from
this place bound to Philadelphia in a Sloop laden with flooring planks
and Staves Mr John Bigalow owner
Sunday 28 I Spent Most of the Day in reading
Monday 29 I worked With Mr Dunham made a paleing under
the Sills of his house
Teusday 30 I worked at Making fence from the house to the
May  Wednesday i I worked at the Carpenters business
with Mr Case [?]
Thursda 2 I worked with Mr Case -
Friday 3 I Culled Stave for Mr Sharp
Saturda 4 I Went and cut some grass with Mr Dunham - Counted
some staves Received a letter of E Russell
Sunday 5 I spent the Day in reading
Monday 6 I Culled Staves - This week I took to labour for my-
self finish off my leather &c
Teusday 7 I Shaved some leather and counted some Staves
Wednesd 8 I Shaved some leather Scoured and Stufed it
Thursday 9 I worked amongst my leather -
Friday 10 I worked Some at Currieing counted Some posts
Saturday 1 1 I worked at Currieing I bought of Joshua Sharps Son
77 Cedar posts more or less as may be for the Sum of ten dollars lying
at Cat Head
Sunday 12 I wrote a letter to my Brother George and to Emanuel
Russell both of Sharon Connecticut -
Monday 13 I took 1000 feet of board that belonged to Martin
Harden for Mr. Dunham
Teusday 14 I went to Sapelo After some cows but Mr. Collins
[said?] The said Cows belong to Wm. Keneda [Kennedy ?] and
was to be Delivered to Mr W A Dunham as a payment I Did not
see Keneda - returned to Darien without the Cows
Wednesday 15 I worked for my self Curried leather
Thursday 16 I worked for Myself Curied leather
Friday 1 7 I worked for Myself - Curried leather Mr Dunham and
his Wife went to St Simons -
Saturda 18 I laid up a lime kiln -
Sunday 19 I read Winterbothums Geograph[y]
Monday 20 I worked in the Shop Made 2 Bridles - Mr Dunham
With his Wife and her Sister Mrs. Heath went last Friday to St.
Simons on a visit to Mr. Page^^
Teusday 2 1 I Moved some lumber from My tan yard up Cat-Head
Wednesd 22 I began to lay an upper floor in Mr Dunhams Stable
Thursday 23 I finished the floor -
Friday 24 He returned from St Simons Mr. Page came with him
I trimed some Shade trees about Mr Dunhams house and began
to clear a place to land some lumber
Saturda 25 I had 3 Sides of leather Sold at au[c]tion at [t] ached
by the Sherriff to Satisfy an execution of three Dollars for not
attending the battallion Muster in Jani last the Cost in all Amounting
to 4 Dollars - I cleared a place to hall out some Rangeing [ ? ] timber
and hailed out 16 piece that Mr. Sutton brought down Cat-head
Creek with the assistence of Some Negroes
Sunday 26 I spent Most of day in writing - The day was Showery
Some considerable rain fell -
Monda 27 I began to git a Small frame for an out house for Mr
Dunham - In the afternoon I went down to Mcintosh bluff and
delivered some boards for Mr Rae to Mr Brailsford
Teusday 28 I delivered some more boards and in all 7631 feet of
good boards 1588 feet refuse - I returned took the flat loaded it with
timber took it from the tan yard and caried it up Cat Head Creek -
Wednesd 29 I worked at the frame which is 8 feet Square
Thursda 30 I worked at the frame
Friday 3 1 I worked at it some
June  Saturd i I finished frameing it, I took Dinner with
Mr Mcfall Mr Crossman and Hall left Darien for the State of
Sunday 2 I Spent the Day by writing
Monday 3 Capt Dunham trained his Company I did duty rode
to the parrade ground in the Stage
Teusday 4 I raised the small frame above mentioned and lathed it
Wedn 5 I began to Shingle the roof which is hipt or square roof
and Slow to Shingle
Thursday 6 I worked at Shingling - I Slept at Frelands Store first
Friday 7 I worked at Shingling - in the evening My two Brothers
Roswell and Thomas came to Mr Dunhams Stayed all night - the
three Days past has been very hot -
Saturda 8 I spent the fore part of the Day with my two Brothers
in the afternoon I finished Shingling
Sunday 9 I spent the Day in writing and reading I wrote to
Thomas Mendenhall Jr"^ for the first time
Monday 10 I worked at weather boarding the above mentioned
building part of the Day and did some other work about the house
Teusday 1 1 I worked at weather boarding
Wednes 12 I worked at weather boarding part of the day and
laid a floor in said house
Thursd 13 I worked Most of the Day at triming trees near
W Du[nhams] House - Robert Freeland was Married to Miss Nelly
Friday 14 I went over to Butlers Island to measure some lumber
for James Gould^^ &co brought Down the river by Mr Lee and Vince
and Delivered to Majr Butlers agent Roswell King - Raft of plank
sawed for i *4 Inch thick Containing 10118 feet good boards 5558
Saturd 15 I finished Measuring the above mentioned plank and
[blank] O.C. [re] turned to Darien - yesterday Mr Freeland invited
the inhabitants of Darien to come and partake of the Weding preparea-
tion at eleven O.C. which consisted of bread and ham ready sliced
and plenty of punch every one helped himself -
Sunday 16 I Spent the Day in reading and writing
Monday 17 I Worked [at] the carpenters business
Teusday 18 I worked at the carpenters business and counted some
Wedn 19 I counted and culled staves for Mr Stripling
Thursday 20 I worked some with the carpenters I took a flat
from Cathead creek to Dunhams Store for some boards
Friday 21 I took 1345 feet of good [boards] & 86 feet Refuse
Dit[t]o borrowed from Mr Rae
Saturd 22 I with the carpenters Worked
Sunday 23 I Spent Most of the Day Writing reading &c
Monday 24 I took this Day to work for myself I worked at
Teusday 25 I worked with Mr Gill the Carpenter working for
Wednes 26 I worked at the Carpenters business
Thursday 27 I worked with the Carpenters
Friday 28 I worked with the Carpenters I made prepareations to go
to St Marys on a viset and to celebrate the forth Day of July with
my Brother Thomas
Saturday 29 I left Darien went to St Simons with Brother Roswell
Sunday 30 We left St Simons for St Marys stoped [at] Gaskines
[Gascoignes] Bluff where we took Mr. Wm McGee and Richard
Wall and carryed them to St Marys - I was very unwell with the head
ach We crossed St Andrews Sound in the evening stopted near the
mouth of plumb orched [Plum Orchard] Creek and stayed till
July  Monday i We arrived at St Marys before sunset
Teusday 2 I spent the Day in St Marys renewed some old ac-
Wednesday 3 I went with my brothers up St Marys River about
12 miles to Steam sawmill - on our way we stope[d] at Rowes Bluff®*
in Florida went on board a Spanish Prise Ship - The Spanards have
lately taken two vessels from the English [A] Ship and a Brig after
being condemed at Augustine were brought here for Sale - The
steam saw mill was going when we arrived thare the Saws went
extreamely well I was much pleased at the Simplisity of the Ma-
chanery four Saws went appearently with the greatest ease we
Stayed thare about 4 hours took Diner thare with Mr Sands We re-
turned to St Marys left the mill at about 4 O.C. P.M. I was troubled
with the head ache and flow fever
Thursday 4 I was Still more unwell [had] a violent head ache -
The Inhabitants of St Marys celebrated the Day; The Gentlemen had
a Dinner prepared for them at Mr Homers my Brothers were of the
party; I was unwell and did not attend
Friday 5 We left St Marys at 8 O.C. after biding our friends
adieu Mr. Mc Gee & Wall returned with us: We arrived at Gaskines
Bluff late in the evening went to Capt. Wilsons and stayed untill
Saturday 6 I took breakfast thare with the rest of my company
left thare about 10 O.C. Stoped at Frederica and arrived at Hampton-
point before sunset With a flow fever
Sunday 7 I spent the Day in reading
Monday 8 I returned to Darien with a view to return back to St
Simons the following week and stay untill I found myself Sufficiently
Strong to undergo hard labour
Teusday 9 Spent the Day in reading and writing
Wednesday 10 I spent this Day much as yesterday
Thursday 1 1 I have had no fever since Monday I sent by the Mail
boat Six Baskets to Bro Thomas also wrote
Friday 12 I spent the Day in reading and sleeping and attended to
little or no business
Saturday 13 I spent the Day Much as yesterday
Sunday 14 I spent the Day in reading and writing
Monday 15 I measured about loooo feet lumber Delivered to Mr.
Teusday 16 I measured plank for Mr Dunham and the same
Dilivered to Mr. John Cowper St Simons
Wednesd 17 I measured plank in Differen[t] parts of Darien
Thursd 18 I Measured What plank was wanting to be Measured
this week Which amounted to about 50,000 feet - the above quantity
I have measure [d] within four Days being in bad health at this time
I was in some Measure over come with fategue and thought it proper
to refrain from labour the remainder part of the week
Friday 19 Accordingly I did but little Spent my time in reading
Saturday 20 I Spent Aluch as yesterda[y] Wm Hunts Wife Died
yesterda[y] or on the evening of the 18 th at Hampden Mcintoshes
plantation i mile from Darien
Sunday 2 1 I spent the day in Reading and writing
Monday 22 I Did but little work - made some prepareation to go
to St Simons on a viset
Teusday 23 I left Darien for St Simons - I went with Thomas
Miller of St Marys He landed me at St Simons Pikes Bluff from thare
I walked to Mr Holstiens He lent me his horse and I rode to my
Brothers before sun set
Wedn 24 I spent the Day at my Brothers with his family He was
not at home I went a fishing and the other part of the day I spent
in reading Plays or tragedy
Thursday 25 I spent Most of the Day in reading about 5 O.C.
1 left St Simons for Darien being too late on the tide I only got within
2 or three miles of Darien tied my Connoe in the marsh and Stayed
untill the next tide
Friday 26 I got home early in the morning Spent most of the Day
Saturday 27 I Did some little work in the lumber way
Sunday 28 I spent the Day in reading and writing
Monday 29 The inhabitants of this District have been sumoned
to work on the Public Roads this week - The Inhabitants of this
place (Darien) are to work in the town cut the bushes and trim the
trees &c Accordingly I worked at triming trees and pileing bushes
Teusday 30 I worked at pileing bushes
Wednesday 31 I worked at pileing and burning bushes
August  Thursday i I worked much as yesterday
Friday 2 I worked at trimming trees &c
Saturda 3 I trimed a few trees in the morning about Mr Dunhams
house I then went to work with other hands cuting Down trees &c
Sunday 4 My Brothers ware here Roswell & Thomas I Spent most
of the Day with them they returned to the Islands
Monday 5 I made prepareations to paint the roof of Mr Dunhams
house borrowed of Mr Harford 23 lb red ochre for to mix with tar -
I got the tar boiled Down and mixet
Teusda 6 I began to paint - Mr Dunham & Holzendorf went to
Sansavilla to see the sawmill
Wedn 7 I boiled tar and measured some lumber and piled it -
the remainder of Mr Hardens Raft - Mr Dunham returned from the
Thursda  I painted some
Friday [9I I finishe[d] the roof
Saturda  Mr Dunham and his Wife went to Liberty County
on a viset Air Dunham intends to go to Savannah before he returns -
I worked at cuting wood and makeing prepareations to burn a lime
Kiln helped Crane raise Rafters
Sunda 11 I got a horse from Benn Cray and Rode to Mrs Sturlings
took Dinner thare and returned to Darien Mrs. Sturling is unwell with
the common fever - her son Normn Mc Danold is also complaining
Monday 1 2 I worked at cuting wood and pileing brush
Teusday 13 I worked much the same as yesterday
Wednesday 14 I worked with the two Boys Diging Shells for lime
Thursday 15 I worked at Diging Shells
Friday 16 I worked at burning Bushes and carrying wood to the
Saturday 17 I went to Butlers Island Mr Dunham returned from
Savannah left his Wife at Ogeechee
Sunday 18 I spent Most of the Day in writing and reading
Monday 19 I made prepareations to go with Mr McKay to Sapelo
and measure a Raft of boards and plank - In the forenoon I hailed
wood for a lime kiln - I[tl was nearly Night before we left Darien
with the raft Mr McKay in the behalf of Mr Tho Spalding took one
square of plank or about 7000 feet this plank belong to James Gould
and by his order Mr Spalding took them from me or rather I
Delivered them to Mr McKay the first ebb tide took us Down to
Black Island some rain fell and made the Night very Disagreeafble]
in an open boat in the morning we left two negro boys on the raft
for to go on with [the] tide - I went with Mr MaKay to his house
on black Island and took Breakfast with him
Teusday 20 After taking breakfast We persued the raft and over
took it about V2 mile above Doboy - The flood tide began to make
We fastened the raft and went to Doboy Mr A^cKay went with Mr
Spalding to Black Island and left me with those boys to Manage
the Raft, it being without oars we had to manage The tide was very
high The ebb made strong - The Raft broke loose after all our
exertion to keep it fast lost 3 poles haveing but one left we could do
but little but by the greatest activity we landed the raft at Doboy
landing Stayed thare all night Wrote a note to Mr McKay and sent
the boys to Black Island to Diliver it -
Wednesd 21 Waiting for Mr McKay and hands - Went after
oysters & Crabs He came about 3 O.C. P.M. - went a fishing caught
Nothing but a Shark we had it skined some Stakes cut off and fryed
them with some pork eat hearty of them and think them to be equal
to almost any fish - The tide made ebb at Sun set Mr McKay thought
proper to go with the first of the tide but unfortunately we was not
able to git a cross the sound - We had 3 Small boats a towing finding
that we could not git to shore [we] let the raft go - I slept on the
beach of Sapelo that Night
Thursday 22 Early in the morning I took a larg[e] boat with Six
hands went round Wolf Island hunting for the Raft I returned with-
out any success. Went to Mr Spaldings took breakfast thare at about
12 O.C. I then took my Cannoe made the best of my way to Darien
whare I arrived before Sunset
Friday 23 Rained most of the Day I did but little work spent
the Day reading &c
Saturda 24 I Measured some lumber and Delivered to Mr De-
busque in behalf of Air Page about 6000 feet board which I sold for
Sunday 25 I made out some bills of Lumber &c About 12 o.c. I
felt cold and a little like an ague I lay Down was cowled [called]
to Dinner got up eat and lay Down again and Slept untill almost
Night I had a little fever appearently
Monday 26 I went to work early in the morning diging Shells
haveing Some to Do with with Mr Holzendorf I went to his store after
breakfast & I returned felt Weak the sun shone very warm I went into
my room and stayed a short time I went out thinking to go to work
but soon returned and lay down upon my bed Mr Dunham advised
me to take a dose of Salts accordingly I did and I believe thev operated
once or twice - Agreeable to the best inform [ation] I can git from
this time Nine or ten Day lay in a Senceless State or at least untill
Wednesday the 4 th of Septem I Do not remember of taking Medi-
cine but twice untill I found myself with an apetite to eat - The
medicine that I remember takeing was a doase of bark and some Pills
that smelt and tasted like Musk I remember of having blister Plasters
pulled off and put on about the same time that I took the pills - I
am inclined to believe that the quantity of opium that I took was
the cause of my lying stuped so long after having recovered my
Sences - I had not had any Idea of having been Sick more than two or
three Days was anxious to walk about but soon found myself to[o]
September  Sunday 8 Mr Dunham let me ride his horse to
Mr Cranes which was in the morning McKay carried me back on
his horse in the evening - and what more passed for two Days I do
not remember rightly but believe I took some Medcine from Mr
Wedn 1 1 Untill this time 1 could not Keep the Day of the Week
and had little or no Knoledge of what had passed in Darien - I was
told that: Gill a carpenter was Dead He came from Savannah to Darien
about 4 Months past I believe he was a native of the State [of] New
Jersey he was in Virgil Vivions^°" employ when he Died and I suppose
36 years of age - also Mrs Scofield Died at Free Vicies of what com-
plaint I Do not know She was a woman I suppose of 55 years
of age and had formerly lived on St. Simons Island - Most of the
inhabitants in this place are Sick Doctr Lymon Salmon who has
attended me in my sickness (and no doubt by his means my life was
prolonged) is as am told very Sick and that No medical aid can save
his Life^°^ In my Sickness I do not remember of the Doctr coming
to see me more than twice or three times and seamingly all in one day
or one evening and Morning I am apt to conclude that he never made
me a visit after the 4 [th] Day this Month - Br. Roswell was with me
some part of 3 or four days and tells me he had his Doubts about
my living - He sent me his Negroe wench Bellow to nurse me She
stayed with me more than a week - / had all the attendance that was
necessary Mr. Dunham & his Wife was very attentive - My Br. sent
a boat from tide Island for me to St Simons I wint to the tide Island
and then went with him to St Simons whare I was well nursed and
my living was more agreeable than it could be made at Darien -
From this time untill the 20 of the A4onth I was troubled with an
inward complaint similar to the Disentary which keeps me weak -
I have rode on horseback three or four times within this week as far
[as] Mr Holstiens
Saturday 21 I rode to Frederica and back which is 6 miles from
my Broth - Mr Holstien rode with me
Sunda 22 I fatigued myself too much yesterday by riding kept my
room most of the Day I felt sore &c
Monday 23 I went to Darien with Mr Holstien to see in what
Situation my things were in
Teusday 24 We returned to St Simons I took my trunk of papers
with me in order to post up my small acpt - I Spent the remainder
of the week writing hunting riding and by imprudence hot weather
&c I got the fever and the following I was sick 2 or 3 [days?] very
unwell indeed I took Peruvian bark and found relief and soon well
of the fever
[October 1805] Wedn 9 I went to the Tide Island with my Bro.
from thence to Darien I found that the inhabitants were geting thare
health but few complaining Mr Thomas McFall Died last Friday
He was taken with the fever a few Days after myself He has told me
that he was a native of the State of Connecticut A Carpenter by trade
and was in Mr Vivion employ appeareantly was about 30 years of
ageio2 _ ]\/[i.s Shields a Widow lost her only Daughter Jane about
Six years of age but I do not know the complaint that the Child
Died With - I went to Mr Dunhams his [wife] told me that he had
gone to Agustia. I took Dinner at Mr Halzendorfs [Holzendorfs]
I went to Mr Brantlys and Stayed all Night
Thursday 10 I settle my accpt with Mr Gibbes Mr Street and
Mr Crane At evening I went to the tide Island with my Bro. stay
all Night -
Friday 1 1 I returned to St Simons
Saturday 12 I felt fatigued and spent Most of my time in my
room - Wm Holzendorf lost by Death a Child a few weeks old
Not many Days Since - Bror. returned from tide Island after I was
Sunday 13 I spent Most of the Day reading Mr Holstien was
at my Bro
Monday 14 I went to Mr Holstiens made a bridle Sirsingle and
Cruper for him Stayed all Night with him
Teusday 15 I Spent the whole Day in writing in Making out my
Wedn 16 I spent the Day in Writing
Thursday 17 I spend the Day in Reading writing & Cyphering
Friday 18 I went to Mr Holstiens Spent the afternoon with him
Satur 19 I went to the town of Frederica with Mr Holstien
The wind N. blew very fresh - Appearance of rain
Sunda 20 Rain with a heavy Wind - I spent the Day in reading
Mond 21 It was rainy and a very Disagreeable Day
Teuda 22 The weather cleared off cool wind N W Nath Patch^^^
came from Darien to St Simons
Wedn 23 Thare is a frost this morning I went to little St Simons
with my Brother and Mr Patch they went to hunt for clay suitable
for brick iMaking - I took a gun with me to hunt but Killed nothing
I returned and went to Mr Holsteins bought 20 pr Coarse shoes at
150 Cents pr pr - 20 pr. Negro Shoes at 100 Cents and gave a receipt
for 50 Dollars
Thursday 24 I went to Holstien yard with my Bror and cut out
Some Straps for elevators to the Rice Macheane at tide Island
Friday 25 I left St Simons came home with my Brother & his wife
or to Mr Dunhams which I call my home as yet
Saturda 26 I attende to my own business ground my tools &ca.
I rode to Mr Wm Ray after some Butter for Mrs Dunham but got
none - I bought 5 V2 lard I Received a letter from E Russell
Sunda 27 I wrote to Russell Directed the letter to N York - He
wrote me that he was comeing to Darien with Some Cider wine
apples and other Nothard Notions I exspect to join with him in a
grocery Store this comeing winter -
Monday 28 I worked at Saddleing and fixed my Shop board &c
Teusda 29 I worked at Saddling - and measured some Cedar for
Wedn 30 I measured some Cedar - I worked some in the Shop
Thursda 31 I worked Some at Saddleing - Made prepareations to
go to Savannah after Mr Dunham now on his way from Agustia
[November 1805] Friday i Early in the morning I started for
Savannah I went as far as Majr Prays^°^ in Bryan County Stayed all
night He is Bror. to Mr Dunham by Marrige
Saturday 2 Majr Pray lent me a horse to ride to Savannah I arrived
thare about one O.C. found Mr. Dunham at Doer Herralds^"^ took
Diner thare I spent i Vz hours in Savannah and returned to Mr Prays
Mr Dunham Doct Herrald & Doer Porter also
Sunday 3 Before Sunrise I left Mr Prays with Mr Dunham and
proceeded on our way to Darien We over took Mr Vivien at Rice-
borough and took breakfust at Mr Mells^"^ left thare half past 1 1 O.C.
in company with Mr Vivion - We Stoped and took Dinner at Mcintosh
Court house from thare to Darien
Monday 4 I worked Some at Saddleing I rented the Shop which I
built for Currieing - of Mr Vivion (He bought the lots No 10 &
No 9 and last July took posession) for one hundred Dollars pr year -
I intend to keep a grocers store in said shop
Teusday 5 I settled with W A Dunham and gave him my due bill
for thurty Dollars - I began to board at Mr Cranes for 3 Dollars pr
Wed 6 I worked some in the Shop - & settle some business &c
Thursday 7 I took out i fat of leather which is the remainder or
[of?] all my leather I have to take out - I bought some boards of
Mr. Rae to finish off a store room
Frida 8 I worked some at Sealing the room
Saturda 9 I work at cealing the store room
Sunda 10 I Spent in reading & writing - very pleasant weather
for [this] Season
Monday 1 1 I put up Shelves in my Store room Mr Crane helped
me Mr Holstien came here from St. Simons
Teusday 12 I spent the Day with Holstien He returned I did but
Wednesda. 13 I hung out Soalleather to Dry - was taken with a
fever in the afternoon which lasted untill Night -
Thursda 14 I made a counter in my Store room -
Friday 15 I made me some small weights and fixed up my Scales
I was taken with a sickness and pukeing which ended with a fever -
I have reason to believe that too much exercise and the warmness
of the weather is the cause of my illness
Saturda 16 I felt as well as yuseal worked some in the shop at
harness making. I Measured some boards for G Street -
Sunda 17 I wrote to E Russell Directed my letter to Savannah
I suppose he has arrived thare by this time from New York
Monda 18 I worked in the Shop at Harness making
Teusday 19 I Worked in the Shop part of the day Measured some
lumber for G. Street -
Wednesd. 20 I worked in the shop at harness Making
Thursda 21 I went over to Butlers Island to see my Brother his
wife and four of his children was thare
Friday 22 I returned to Darien - Culled some Shingles for Josh.
Saturda 23 I hung out my Soalleather to dry worked some in the
Shop - The 15 Inst. Mr Mulryne lost a Daughter about 8 years old
by Death his family have all been sick this fall
Sunda 24 I spent the Day reading & writing
Monday 25 I bought of Geoe. Street a pair of Scales & Weights at
8 $ - 148 lb. tobacco at 8 ct pr lb - I was taken with a dizziness in
my head bad cold &c I went to bed
Teusda 26 I was very unwell kept my bed part of the Day
Wedned. 27 I took medicine calomel & Rheubarb it operated
very well I slept at Cranes
Thursda 28 I was weak by the operation of the medicine went
to bed -
Frida 29 I felt Much better troubled with the colic some
Saturda 30 I felt unwell and had some fever - The Battalion
mustered under Ma jr. Wood I did not attend I Received a letter
from Brother Hunt
December  Sunda i Brother Roswell and Family ware at
Monda 2 I bought of Vivon & Howard some grocerys and some
of them to my Shop
Teusda 3 I got some more things Mr. Dunham sent a cart for
them I began to sell Speritous liquor without license not haveing
a convenient opportunity to git license
Wednes 4 I kept my Shop open Sold some things 3 or 4 $ amount
Thursda 5 I measured some boards for G Street part of Raft
belonging [to] Mr. Stripling
Friday 6 I measured boards from the same raft - I also Delivered
to Mr Daniel Sherman for Majr. P. Butler 1352 feet good boards
387 Refuse Do - measured & sold for James Gould &c
Saturday 7 I finished measuring Striplings Raft - Bough some
more goods of Vivon & Howard -
Sunday 8 A number of the inhabitants of this place meet together
to spend the Sabbath in a morral way being the first time of meeting
in this way Mr Dunham read a Sermon Majr Hopkins^^'^ read prayers
I spent the hour with Satisfation hopeing Such meetings on the
Sabbath would continue
Monda 9 I worked some in the Shop
Teusda 10 I worked in the Shop also I Sold to Capt Mc Conel 10
hides at 125 cts bought of him 200 orranges at 3 Dollrs pr 100 I also
bought 800 limes to make Srub [shrub]
Wednesd 1 1 I worked in the Shop -
Thursda 12 I did but little work - rain wind S E - last thursday
I received by mail boat 2 barrels of apples as a present one barrel
from my Brother in law Hunt and one from Br. George also a
barrel potatoes from George
Friday 13 I squeezed my limes for Srub - Rain most of the Day
Saturd 14 I measured some lumber bought one cag of tobacco
of Ray Sent 1 1 Dollars to Mr Bailey by Mr Street for licence
Sunda 15 Thare was a meeting held Mr Dunham Read a sermon
Mr Gibbs Read prayers -
Monda 16 I measured some board for James Gould Sold to Vivion
& Howard I began to make a yard fence for W. A. Dunham
Teusday 17 I culled some staves for Reuben Ross
Wednesd 18 I was in my Store most of the day - I worked some
at Mr Dunhams fence
Thursda 19 I Stayed in my Store all Day - at Night I took an
observation of the Noth Star found it, elevated 32° 51' - last June
when the Days were at the longest I took an observation also and
found the Noth Star elevated according to my Calculation 29° 56'
By deviding the 2 extreme parts which is the Difference of the two
parts and add one half of it to 29° 56' and it will make 31° 23' 30''
Which I suppose to be the elavation of that Star when the days &
Nights are of a length and of course the latitude of the place Darien -
this is the Second time that I have tryed my wooden instrument and
find it correct enoughf to afford me some amusement -
Frida 20 I Stayed in the Store most of the Day
Saturd 21 I Stayed in the store
Sunda 22 I went to meeting Mr Gibbs read prayer Doer Drake
read a Sermon
Monday 23 I worked some in the Shop
Teusday 24 I Stayed in my Store - at evening I went to Mr.
Holzendorfs a number of my Neighbors was meet thare and we en-
joyed the time by drinking and smokeing a Crismus eve we walked
to Hampden Mcintoshes and partook of bread & cheese on our
return we Stoped at Mr Dunhams
Wedn 25 I stayed in the Store most of the Day at evening - I wint
to Mr Dunhams took a dish of coffee stayed a short time returned
home I then went to Mr Grays lost a Dollar at playing Lue [loo]
returned to my Shop at a yuseal hour and went to bed
Thursd 26 I Stayed in my Store most of the Day -
Frida 27 I stayed in the store most of the Day I bought of Mr
Sillwell I Barrell fish i Barrell Store bread 6 Cags Bisket
Satur 28 I stayed in the store most of the Day Culled some Pipe
Staves for Mr Horn and found 20/100 Cullins
Sunday 29 I left my Store with an intention to go to meeting
but Did not
Monday 30 I Stayed in my Store
Teusda 3 1 I Stayed in my Store
January 1806 Wedn i I Stayed in my Store bough [t] of Vivion &
Howard 15 gan [gallons] gin
TTiursda 2 I Stayed in the Store Settled with D Holstien
Friday 3 I Stayed in the Store worked some at Harness -
Saturday 4 I worked some at harness - Very warm for the season
Sunday 5 Thare was no meeting the Day was pleasant
Monda 6 I stayed in my store
Teuda 7 Some rain - I stayed in the Shop bought 15 Gallons
Jamaca rum of Vivian [&] Howard
Wednesd 8 I stayed in my Store the evening was cold
Thursda 9 The morning was uncommonly Cold abundance of
Ice Some hail & Snow fell the evening Cold Brother Thomas arrived
here from St Marys by land with some mules Mr Parker in Company
Frida lo I Stayed in my store worked some at harness
Saturda 1 1 I bought a lease of E Parks for a lot of land lying in
Darien No. 59
Sunday 12 I rode With my Brother Thos to Majr Hopkins -
we returned I stayed in the Store most of the Day -
Monda 13 Brother Thomas left here for Savannah left two Mules
with me for Brother Roswell
Teusday 14 Some rain fell - in the fore noon in the afternoon the
Weda 1 5 Was Clear & cool I stayed in the store
Thursda 16 Was extream Cold I stayed in the store
Friday 17 The weather began to Moderate I made prepareations
to attend a ball in Darien at Ross [?] & Streets House accordingly I
did and without a partner - I spent the evening in cheerful Company
but Did not Dance Br Thomas was thare
Saturday 18 The Company meet and Dined on the remains of last
Nights Supper - after Dinner I attended to my own business - I
counted some staves for Mr Danl Mackleduff The weather begins to
Sund 19 Brother Thomas has returned here He did not go to
Savannah He wint no farther than Liberty County I rode with him
to Majr Hopkins - I returned spen[t] the remainder of the [day]
in my store -
Monda 20 I Stayed in the Store
Teusda 2 1 I Stayed in the Store
Wedn 22 I Stayed in the Store
Thursda 23 E Russell came in the Stage He is in good health and
lately from the Nothard He has brot on sundree articles suitable for
the Georgia trade - Capn Woodworth is taking in a load of Cedar
for Thomas to carry to Charleston
Frida 24 I stayed in the store
Saturda 25 Thomas left here for Charleston went to St Simons
& I suppose Roswell will go with him to Charleston in the schooner
Suna 26 I stayed most of the Day in the shop
Monda 27 I stayed in the shop -
Teusday 28 One of Thomases Mules died - was sick about 2 days
had probably eat too Much Corn and got kicked by Capn Twinings
horses - I got a horse of Capn Twining to ride after the Mules I
called at John Fabians^^s ]vir Mc Calls^^^ Stoped at Coin Coop-
I 1 Fi
ers^^° stayed all night I heard that the mules had gone to Turkey
Wedn 29 I Could not find my horse I Borrowed a horse of Mr
Hyson [?] Rode to Turkey Camp was informed that the Mules
had left thare I returned to Darien was informed that my horse was at
Coin Coopers after Dinner I rode & got my horse returned home
Thursda 30 I found all the Mules at Darien Capt Twining took
four of the Mules to work & take Care of
Friday 31 I Stayed in my Store
February  Satturda i I Stayed in my Store
Sunday 2 The inhabitants of Darien were informed that Judge
Clay^^^ would preach at Mcintosh Court house accordingly [a]
Number of the inhabitants went - but wire disopointed - The Judge
did not Come of course there was No Sermon I went & come in the
Monda 3 I Stayed most of the Day in the Store
Teusda 4 I Stayed in the Store
Wedn 5 I Staied in the Shop Most of the Day in the Shop
Thursda 6 I wrote a letter to Joseph Parker at St Marys requesting
him to Send a box of Orranges to me Majr Butler was at Darien
I promised to bring Thomas's Mules up tomorrow for him to look at
Frida 7 Accordingly I brot the mules the Majr Come [to] Chose
and took two of them - I made some prepareations for to attend
Mustee [Muster] on Monday Next at Mcintosh Courthouse by order
of Majr Wood I equipt myself with a Musket Bayonet Carterick &c
Saturda 8 I hired Norman McDanolds oxen to hall some lumber
for me I worked in the forenoon with the team and boy and gave
1.25 cents for the labour
Sunda 9 I rode in the Stage to the Court-house with an expecta-
tion to hear a Sermon from Mr Clay but was Disappointed - I stayed
all night at the Court house in order to do Malitia Duty -
Monda 10 We ware called at about 1 1 o.c. - stayed on the parrade
until 2 o.c. - Governor Milledge^^^ & Majr Fosh [Fauche]^^^ came on
the parade I expected the Governor would have addressed the Battalion
but He did not I Dined at the Court house and returned home in
the Stage -
Teusda 1 1 I worked on my leased lot cut & grubed up the Bushes
Wedn 12 I went [to] Mr Mc Calls to Colnl Coopers & to Mr
Nephews I got a recept of Coin Cooper for 5 mules I rode Mr Grays
horse I returned between 7 & 8 O.C. -
Thursd 13 I am this day 27 years old I am now doing business
smallly in the grocery line I have bought about $350 Dollars worth
of goods on a Credit for Messrs Vivian & HoM^ard -
Frida 14 I Stayed in the Store -
Sund 16 I stayed in the Store Mr Russell went after oysters -
Monda 17 I stayed in the Store Most of the Day - I bought of
George bucanan &ca Boards to the amt. of 30 Dollars and one Cask
of gin 2 1 Dollars
Teusda 18 I got a horse & cart & hailed some boards & posts up to
the Talder House
[Wed] 19 I worked with B Crane Building a Shed room at the
Thursday 20 I hailed boards & posts to the Talder Lot for a fence
Friday 2 1 I worked at making a fence - on the Talder lot -
Saturda 22 I worked at the fence
Sunda 23 I stayed in the Shop -
Monda 24 I finished the front of my Garden fence
Teusda 25 I worked at hewing posts for my house at the Parks lot
Wednesd 26 I Stayed some part of the Day in the Store & some
part of the Day I worked at the Carpenter business
Thursda 27 I sot out some French Mulbury trees for a Shade on
the Talder lot Mr Russell helped me
Friday 28 I worked some at the Carpenters business
March  Saturda i I Stayed in the store part of the Day
I attended the vandue of Doer A Plyme Decesd - his things were
Sold by his admistr consisting of Medcine wareing apparell &ca - I
bought to the Amt $8.45 % - I settled with Bejn Crane for board &
House rent but Did not take his receipt - I fell in his Debt $7-25 cts
Sunda 2 I stayed in the Shop Most of the Day took a walk with
Mr Divherst^^* up Cathead Creek -
Monda 3 I counted Shingles for Messrs Brocton & McDonald
I took the oath of a Constable to serve under Esqr Hopkins
Teusda 4 I Stayed in the Shop Most of the Day I Bought a barrell
bread of Mr. Stillwell
Wedn 5 I Received a letter from Brother Thomas He informs
me that He received a letter from Bror George and was informed
thereby that Br Palmer was Dead Says nothing of his illness but that
he has been unwell for some time and Died the last of Janua -
He was a good looking Man. I believe he was about 38 years old
He married my Second oldest Sister and [they] have been married
about 16 years but Never had any Children They had a Snug prop-
erty and enjoyed a good living He was a carpenter by trade Lived
in Simsbury - Connecticut - Brotr. Thomas wrote requesting me to
Deliver 2 Mules to Mr Wyche accordingly towards evening I went
in Mr Wyches boat to Clarks Bluff to Deliver 2 Mules Cap Twining
Had in possession
Thursda 6 I Delivered the Mules got the order my Brother had
given for the Mules returned to Darien on my way I got 6 peach
trees at Linders plantation brot them home set out 4 of them gave 2
to Mrs. Dunham - Emanul. Russell left here for St Marys proposed
to be back in about 2 Weeks -
Friday 7 I Stayed in my Store - bargined with James Person for
9000 shingles at 2.50 cts pr thousand 4 Dollars to be paid in Cash the
remaindr in trade
Satu 8 I Settled with G Street was Due to him $2-62 J^ Lumber
Measuring and all & all other Acts [Accounts] recconed and Settled -
Sunda 9 I Settled with James Person for Nine thousand of Shingles
I was very busy all Day tradeing with the Negroes -
Mond 10 I Bought of Vivian & Howard 15 Gain, of rum and 15
Gallons gin 38.93 % cts I paid him for the same
Teusda 1 1 I traded but little in my Store I Counted Shingles
for Mr John Buie
Wensda 12 I finished Counting and Culling Mr Buies Shingles
which amt to 19,625 -
Thursday 13 I Stayed in My store Most of the Day Mr Crane
worked for me under took some time past to frame a house for me
24 feet in length by 16 ft. for 12 Dollars -
Friday 14 I rode to Mcintosh Court-house with W A Dunham
and home by the way of Mr Nephews - On our way we stoped at the
Court house and a number of other places I had some business to
transact as Constable which I Did. The Day was not cold altho I
felt Cold and chilly and to-wards night felt quite unwell we returned
home could eat no supper went to bed after drinking some Sling
in to Sweat which I did freely -
Saturda 15 After giting up I felt unwell could eat no breakfast -
in the course of the Day I got some medcine from Doctr Drake
which he prosed to have me take the next morning
Sunda 16 I took the medicine which he told me was Calomil &
Rheubarb It operated an emetic & carthartick both after that I con-
tinued to vomit - Nothing that I drank or eat would stay on my
Monda 1 7 I continued vomiting the Dctor put a blister on my back
Teusda 18 I continued vomiting I then told the Doctor I must
take something to Stop it he prepared me some Medicine which he
told me I Must [take] I tasted of it after he had prepared about
one quart which I believe was made of Sago & wine mostly after
tasting I told him it would vomit me after some talk with an angry tone
on my part I told him I would take three Dishes of it and if either
of the three remained on my Stumach I would continue to take his
medicine otherwise I would take no more of his Medicine I vomited
up the first cup also the other I then told him I would take no more
of his medicine
Wedn 19 I employed Doctor Graham he gave me some Medicine
which relieved me of my pain and vomiting
Thursda 20 Doctr Graham was attentive and stayed with me
part of the Day
Friday 21 I felt myself some better Majr Hopkins requested me
to go and Stay at his house
Saturd 22 Accordingly I did so Mr Russell got a chair and I rode
with him to Maj Hopkins -
Sunda 23 A4rs Hopkins was very attentive to me and every thing
with the greatest readiness and with an air of cheerfulness I think
any one would git well of a common illness by being in the presence
of her cheerfuU Smiles - Bror Roswell came from St Simons with
a boat to carry [me] to his house but the weather was so windy
& rainy I did not go he Dined at Majr. Hopkins
Monday 24 Bror left here for St Simons the weather was cold &
rainy and windy - I remained at Majr Hopkinses untill [blank]
Thursd 27 And found myself Much better Mr Holstien came
to see me told me I could go to St Simons with him acordingly I
left Majr Hopkins's went to Darien on horse back his boats as Mr
Holstien expected did not come I stayed with Mr. Ho[l]zendorf all
Frida 28 Mr John Cole of Darien Died He was unwell about 4
Days taken with a pleuretic complant - left a wife & 3 sm.all children
to lement his loss^^^
Saturda 29 A4r Cole was buryed with the honors of freemaisontry
I attended the burying and afterwards went to Butlers Island Stayed
Sunda 30 I went from thare to St Simons found my Brother and
family well I Stayed with my Brother untill [blank]
April  Teusda 8 At this time found myself able to attend
to my busness and very anxous to return to Darien I got a pas [s] age
from P[i]kes bluff in Mr Sneeds boat and returned home found my
affairs much as I left them
Weda 9 I opened my Shop and Staye[d] thare most of the Day -
trade is now very Dull and the River low No Corn or lumber for
sale in Darien. I gain Strength Daily and flatter myself that I Shall
be well in a few Days - I continued Most of the time in the Shop
Frida 13 I did some work repairing the Keating house Mr Gibbs
moved thare when I was on St Simons to Riceboro but [he?] left
the house rent with Mr Johnson Which I Reed -
Saturday 19 I Stayed in the Shop Mr Vivian and my Self had
some conversation concerning the taning business - I think we shall
probably join in Said business for a length of time -
Sunda 20 I Stayed in my Shop
Monda 21 I Stayed in the Shop
Teusda 22 I Hailed some bricks for the Talder house - A4ajr
Hopkins lent me his horse to work and keep
Wedn 23 I hailed some more bricks
Thursday 24 I Stayed in the shop Most of the Day
Frida 25 I am about to move my goods to the Keating house
I worked some thare making repairs -
Saturd 26 I Stayed in my Shop Most of the Day
Sunda 27 I Stayed in the Shop
Monda 27 I worked at repairing the Keating [house]
Teusda 29 I finished my Store room -
Wedna 30 I Moved some of my goods
May  [Thursday] i I moved the most of my good[s]
Some leather & Cider [cedar?] yet to move Slept at the Keating house
Thursda 2 [ i ] I Stayed in the Shop and moved up some more of
Frida 3  I Stayed in my Shop which I have lately moved too
and made and put my things in proper order
Satur 4  I made a pair of steps to go up stairs and prepared
some thing convenient -
Sunday 5  I rode to Mcintosh Court house stopt at Mr Mc-
Danolds untill evening
Monda 6  Unfortunately my horse got away - I did some
business and returned to Darien with John Wallice [Wallace] in his
Chair in the evening I went after my horse I Stayed all Night at Mr.
Teusdav 7  In the Aborning I rode to the Court house found
my horse and returned home Stayed in the Shop
Wedn 8  I bought of John Rae one Hogshead rum Containing
T I o gain at 6^ cts
Thursday 9  I Stayed in my Shop -
Frida ro  I Hailed bricks
Saturda 11 [lo] I Stayed in my Shop -
Sunday 12  I rode with Capn Fulton to Mr Nephews took
Diner thare on our way home Stoped at Coin John Coopers - The
weather had the appearance of rain -
Monda 1 3 [ 1 2 ] I Stayed in my Store
Teusda 14  I Stayed in my Store Bought of Vivian & Howard
15 Gain Gin at 1.3 1 !4
Wedn 15  I Stayed in my Store bottled off Some beer
Thursda 15 I bought of Dunham & co 97 Gain Mollasses at 48 cts
Amt 46.56 % -
Frida 16 I Stayed in my Store the weather Cool & some rain
Saturd 17 I Stayed in my Shop some part of the Day I hewed
Some posts Some rain fell -
Sunday 18 Much rain fell I Stayed in the Shop Most of the Day
and Spint the time in reading
Monda 19 I received 2 letter one from Brother Thomas the other
from Russell - The weather Showery
Teusda 20 Showery Weather I hewed some posts for Garden fence
Wedned 21 I hewed some posts sot some in the ground Wrote
to Brother Thomas
Thursd 22 I worked at my fence cut some bushes &ca -
Frida 23 I Stayed in my Shop worked Some
Saturd 24 I Stayed in my Shop -
Sunda 25 I rode with Mr Dunham we went to Barrington from
thare to EUix [?] Creek to look at his Sawmill found plenty Water
but the mill not complete nor the dam - when those are completed
I think it will afford a Small profit to the owners We returned back
to Barington Stayed all night with Esq Powers
Monda 26 We left Barington early in the Morning and took
breakfast at Mr McDanolds from thare to Darien
Teusda 27 Being an idle day I Dug up Some Stumps before my
Wedn 28 I stayed in my Shop and some prepareations to go
hunting Cleaned my gun &c -
Thursd 29 I did some writing got 15 Gain rum from Vivian &
Friday 30 I Staye[dl in my Store
Saturd 3 1 I Stayed in my Store
June [1806I Sunday i I Staved in my store Business very Dull
at this time No lumber or Com for sale at Darien
Mond 2 I Stayed in my Shop - Showery weather
Teusda 3 I Stayed in my Shop weather showery -
Wednes 4 Was a rainy Day very little business Done
Thurs 5 I Stayed in my [shop] Most of the Day and amused
my Self Sudy [by study ?]
Frida 6 I made prepareations to go to Muster Show[ery] weather
Saturd 7 I attended Battalion Muster at Aiclntosh Courthouse
rode in a chair with Mr Johnson Showery in the afternoon returned
without geting much Wet
Sunda 8 I Stayed in the Shop Most of the Day Showery weather
Monde 9 Some Days past the board of Commisoranus [Commis-
sioners] for the town of Darien had a meeting and established laws
for the regalation thereof - Viz W. A. Dunham Virgil H. Vivian
John L. K. Holzendorf George Street and Scot[t] Cray Commisioners
Saml Duherst Treasurer, the laws were advertised and to be in full
force after the 10 Day of said Month. By the said laws trade on the
Sabath day is forbid and licence for retailing Spiritous liquors Must
be obtained - I Stayed in my Shop Most of the Day the weather
Teusday 10 I got Licence from Saml Duherst Clark [clerk ?]
and Treasurer for the town of Darien price $5.50 Thare is at this
time about 80 white inhabitants
Wedn 1 1 This day may be considered as the first institution of
this town [of] Darien and is my opinion that some Day it will be a
place of great trade but at this time the inhabitants are generally poor
and may be called indolent in comparison to other parts of the United
Thursd 12 I Stayed in the Shop -
Friday 13 I Stayed in my Shop business dull
Saturd 14 Mrs. Sturling Died after a lingering illness of six or eight
months I Suppose she was between 50 & 60 years of age She left a
respectable Son & Daughter to lement her -
Sunda 15 I went to the buring and after the ceremony was past
we were invited to Dine after Dinner we had a large Shower of
rain toward evening I returned home
Mond 16 I Stayed in my Shop Most of the Day
Teusda 17 also I Stayed in my Shop
Wedn 18 also, times dull and the weather warm - Capt. Harden &
Embury with two rafts lumber consisting Mostly of Boards
Thursda 19 T measured part of one raft boards they were sold to
George Bucanan &ca
Frida 20 Capt Emberys raft (jot away and the lumber scatered
I measured none - Benjamin Collins^^^ had his left leg cut off the
operation was preformed by Doctor Drake as principle Surgeon
Doctor Bartlett & Doc Price attendants the opperation was preformed
at 7 o.c. in the Morning
Satturda 21 I Measured lumber Martin Harden left here Joseph
Parker came here from St Marys with a boat loaded with Salt belong-
ing [to] Brother Thomas
Sunda 22 I Spent most of the Day with Mr Parker at Esq Mulryne
the Day showery
Monday 23 I Measured lumber from morning till Night
Teusday 24 I finished Measuring the two rafts the Day showery
Wednesd 25 Much rain fell Mr Parker left here went up the
River with his boat intending to exchange his load for Corn & bacon
Thursda 26 I wrote to brother Thomas - that Parker had pro-
ceded up the River - yesterday Mr Alexanr. Powell had his right
leg Cut off the operation was preformed by Doer Drake I Did not
see the operation
Frida 27 I Stayed Most of the Day within the shop
Satu 28 I Stayed in my shop Most of the Day at Night I went
to black Island with Wm McKay Stayed with him -
Sunday 29 I went from Black Island to Herds Island took Break-
fast with Mr Newton^^'^ on my way back took Dinner at A'lr McKays
and then returned to Darien took Supper at Mr Dunhams - Previous
to this I agreed to Board with him at 3.00 cents pr week I have been
Much Displesd with Mr Cranes Board I Settled with him yesterday
he owes me a few Dollars - I now make it my home at Mr Dunhams
whare I hope to spend my time very agreeable He has a libra [ry]
of excelent Books -
Monday 30 The River at this time is high Mr Gould has a
quantity of lumber on the river and allready arrived at this place
I measured some lumber -
July  Teusd i Was extreeme hot I measured lumber
Wedn 2 I measured lumber the weather hot -
Thursda 3 Silas Johnson left here and now is on his way to
Frida 4 Last Night I spent boath with the Dead and the Sick
Mr Stuart from ogeechee ferry lately moved to this place to Keep a
boarding house was taken ill Died last evening after a few Days illness
his Widow is unwell an[d] confined to her bed. after Shaving and
dressing the Corpse I got about 2 Hours Sleep - I spent Some part
of the Day in reading - And after the funerl ceremony was was over I
Spent the evening [in] social company
Saturda 5 I attended to my business Measuring lumber at Night
I had a wish to go to bed at an early hour
Sunday 6 Spent the Day in reading
Monda 7 I Spent most of the Day in my Shop - I measured some
lumber - TTie Day Showery -
Teusda 8 I went to help raise a dwelling house for W A Dunham
down at the lower Bluff - After working some time [I] had occasion
to lift more than I ought to have done strained my back it became
painfull I returned home
Wednd 9 I felt very stiff and sore I measured some lumber
Thursda 10 I measured lumber for Mr Gould and Nephew -
went up Cathead Creek after a raft got wet
Frida 1 1 I Stayed in my Shop Sold Daniel Holstien 43 hides
and Some Skins - took shoes for pay - I went to Butlers Island with
my Brother returned home
Saturd 12 I went up to Mr Nephews plantation on Cathead to
measur raft boards
Sunda 13 I made out Some bill [for] lumber for Mr Nephew
I Spent Some part of the Day in reading
Monday 14 I Spent Most of the Day in my Shop - in the evening
I wint with Mr. Dunham to hunt a place Suitable to burn a lime Kiln -
Teusda 15 I Stayed in my Shop most of the Day
Wedn 1 6 I Stayed in my Shop -
Thursda 17 I Served 5 Summons's as Constable - In the evening
I went to Mr McDanold Stayed all night -
Frida 18 I went on my Business to Sapelow I took breakfast at
Mr McLeoads from thare I went to Harrisses neck took Dinner at
Mr Abernatha's Did my business with him returned towards home
Stayed all Night [at] Mr Cambells
Saturd 19 I returned home I rode Mr Hecavers [?] horse He
charged me Nothing for the use of him
Sunda 20 Took Breakfast and Dinner at Esqr Murynes [Mulrynes]
Joseph Parker Came Down the alatamaha with Corn 250 bushells
belonging to him & Bro Thos. I walked to Mrs Coles took tea there -
I Reced a letter from E Russell Dated New york I this evening con-
clude to Settle my business and go to Connecticut on a visit
Aionda 21 I made all the prepareations that I could Sold some
of my goods to Joseph Parker Settled some of my accounts
Teusda 22 I was very busy Sold some things Settled some ac-
counts went to St Simons with Mrs. Gordon Stayed at Mr Wm
Clubbs^^^ - Mr Parker and Sherwod in Company Mrs Gordon went
on to St Marys with her boat Mrs Gordon is a Woman that I am
pearshall to her ways are agreeable and her conversation Sensable -
Wedn 23 I walked from old town to my Brothers Took Breakfast
with my Brother and bid my Sister in law good by and in haste
came with my Brother I came to tide Island from thare got to Darien
Settled some of my business -
Thursday 24 I Sold off a number of things prepared my Qothes
Settled some accounts - last teusday Doct Bartlett Dyed after a short
illness quite in putrid state left a wife and 3 Children he has lived in
this Place about six months - has lived in Hartford in Connecticut
some year past^^^ Mrs Bartlett has sent 2 letters by me to her friends
thare Mr. George Patten is a particular friend of hers request me
to call and see his Mother Lucretia Bartlett - Mrs Bartlett gave me
five Dollars to [buy] Lottery tickets for her Daughters in N. York
either in half tickets or !4 tickets - Doctor Saml Drake gave me a
letter of Recomendation to his Brother in law Duncan McCall comer
of libberty and Washington Street^^"
Frida 25 I rented part of my Shop to Joseph Linder for 3 Dollars
pr Month - the other part I have stored my things in and left the Key
with Samuel Duherst. I have settled my business as far as the Small
length of time would permit - am in want of more Money to bear my
expenses than I shall be able to colect
Saturd 16 I expect to leve here to Day with Mr Scot Cray go
on board Sloop George Capt Russell Fowler^^i Master now lying in
Sapelo River after biding my Neybours good by took Dinner left
Darien 2 o.c. in a chair with Mr Cray Stayed at Sapelo brige all Night
Sund 27 We left Capt Camels after breakfast went to Airs Barbara
JVlcintoshe's^"- gave two Dollars for boat and hands to take us and
trunks to Surtherlins [Sutherlands] Bluff whare the Sloop is lying
put our trunks on board went a shore took Dinner at Mr Kirks^^^ and
was yused with much politeness took supper at Mr Kurks Slep on
A'londa 28 Capt R. Fowler went [to] see his Brother James
Fowler^^^ to bring him on board to go as passenger and his wife
also— he returned without them took super at Mr Thom[a]s Kirks -
Slep on board -
Teusda 29 Sat sail run Down to Black beard Island arrived thare
at 10 O.C. in morning - went a fishing for clams and Crabs caught
Wednd 30 Scot Cray and my Self two hands and in a Boat wint
after Claims caught none worth notice we caught a few Crabs was
Thursd 31 Sailed up to or back to Sapelo high pint and went a
shore to get some water mellions and eggs Capt James Fowler came
on Board with his Avife and her son William A^clntosh a bov about
8 years old -
August [1806I Frida i We weighed ankor about 9 OC in the
morning after waiting some time for a hand that had gone a Shore
the Capt left him I offered to Serve in his room rather than wait
the Capt excepted of my offer \vt maid no bargin telling him that
[he] mite give me whatever he pleased Wind a head beat over the
bar was over at one O.C. wind Shifted to S.E. pleasant weather light
Saturd 2 at 12 O.C. we was in Lattitude of Savannah fair light
breeze from S.S.W.
Sunda 3 Fair light Breeze from S.W. at 1 2 OC we was in lattitude
Monda 4 Wind from same quarter 12 OC Lat. 33° 20' the wind
blew strong breeze
Teusday 5 A little past 1 2 O.C. We came in sight of Cape lookout
run between that and the land and then shifted our course to avoid
Cape Hatteras run N.E.
Wedn 6 Becalmed part of the Day light breeze from S.W.
Thursda 7 We found ourselves in Lattitude 36° 7' Shifted our
Course run N.W. Saw 5 or 6 grampus Whales Some of them Came
near to our vessel and the baks of them appeared to be as large as
th[e] [bottojm of a sloop of 50 tuns
Friday 8 We run in latitude 36° 36' Spoke a pilot boat soon
[came]e in Sight of land early in the evening the light house on
Cape Heniry run past it [came] to an anker at the mouth of Chesa-
peake [Ba]y at about 12 o.c. at night
Saturda 9 The wind ahead lifted ankor and tryed to beat made
but little way came to an ankor the wind Shifted hoisted ankor run
with a fair wind within four miles of Norfolk tide against us came
to an ankor
Sunday 10 early in the morning arrived at Norfolk went a shore
took Some walks about the town took breakfast at the Coffee house
went to the market which is well supplyed with Meat and fruit and
some fish - I went with Capt Fowler and Mr Cray to a Alethodist
meeting in forenoon after Dinner went to the Navy vard by land
which is in Portsmouth which is on the oppisite Side of the river
from Norfolk and about one mile distant by water and three by land
crossing over 2 long
Wedned 20 Cam[e in slight of Mount vernon the house of
Gene[ral Wjashington is bautifully orimented with dif[ferenlt kinds
of Shade tree the house is [bu]ilt of wood and not so elagant as
I ex[pectedl the out buildings very neat and regular built I am told
that his Nephew Mr Bushrod Washington resides in the house^24 ^j^g
house fronts the S.E. and over looks the River which is about one
mile wide I much pleased with the beutiful banks of this River it is
n[ot] Mountainous but hilly
Thursd 21 Runing past Allexandra we arrived at Washingto[n]
City six miles further up went a Shore spent the after [noon] walking
put up at Mr Drummonds tavern
Frida 22 I walked most of the Day with Mr Cray
Saturda 23 Spent most of the Day in walking same rain and high
Sunda 24 We got our trunks on Shore took them to Mr Drum-
monds hired a hack coack [coach] rode to Georgetown returned in
the evining -
Monda 25 We went in the packet Allexandrea Went to the play
house was very well entertained
Teusday 26 Returned in the same boat spent Most of the Day
in the navy yard took Dinner with Mr Carberry the lumber Measurer -
toward evening went with Mr Cray to the uppe[r par]t of the town
Wedn 27 Mr Cray got his live oak lum[ber] [an]d spent so [me]
time in the Navy yard - did [some] writing - took Supper at Mr
Carberry s - [Wrote] a letter to brother Roswell Did not send [it]
Thursday 28 I settled my Boarding account [with] Mr Drummond
hired a coach went with Mr [Cray to the] Navy office war office
and back whare he [rece]ived his pay for the Cargo of live oak -
Settled with Captn Russell Fowler made prepareations to leave here
tomorrow for Philadelphia
[Fri]day 29 We took our trunks to Stells Hotell entered as Stage
passengers to Baltimore which is about 40 miles Distant Stage fair
$4 - Left Washington half past 6 O.C. in the morning arrived at
Baltimore at 5 o.c. P.M. - no places on the road Worthy of Note
I spent the evening walking about the town it has a good market
and appearantly much Country trade this town has groan I suppose
on[e] 5th within five years which time has elapsed since I was here -
Paid my Stage fare to Philadelphia which was $8.00
Saturda 30 Left here at 4 O.C. morning past through small
towns Crossed a number of fine Mill S[t] reams Gunpowder at the
falls Brandywine and Susquahanah Rivers the last river we crossed
at Haverdegrasse [Harve de Grace, Maryland] and arrived at a small
town called Chester about four miles to the westard [east] of of Wilm-
ington in Daleware State Started on the Stage at 5 o.c. Went through
Sunday 31 W[ilming]ton and arrived at Philadelphia at - - -
P[u]t up at John Frances's tavern Sit[uated si]de on queen [at]
south-fourth [street] Dinner I went to the Museum
-11 entertained after leveing thare --t town
September  Monday i --n& Stillwells store
found Capt went with me to my lodging Whare he found
Mr Cray all rejoiced to see one another took a walk Mr Stillwell
came to See us We then walked to the Different Banks the jail or
States Prison wFiare we saw a number of Criminals at work at Dif-
ferent Kinds of Aleccanical business some are put in for a short time
and some for life after seeing those objects of wretchedness we went
to the Hospital which is a large Spacious building said to be founded
by Wm. Penn^"^ the Hospital is keep in a very cleanly Manner
[which] far Surpassed my expectation for neatness Mr Stillwell told
me that the greatest attention was paid to the sick by the best of
Phisians and nursing of the most attentive kind Was invited by Capt
Keen to take dinner with him tomorrow -
Teusda 2 After walking about the Citty some time in the Morning
I went with Cray & Hurley to Dine with Capt Keen had a fine Dinner
was well entertaine[d] in conversation from the Short acquaintance
I have had with Capt Keen I think him to be one of the most worthy
men I have ever meet with
Wedn 3 I made prepareations to go in Stage to N York paid
my bill at my boarding house and Stage fare borrowed of Scot Cray
50 $ and left Philadelphia at 8 o.c. A.M. the [weather] wet and
disagreeable the stage put up abo[ut ] from N York
Thursda 4 Started in stage at Daylight [Hu]dson river
and arrived at New York [p]utupat the Stage office
keept b[y ]voost I walked about the Citty wit[h out meet-
in ]g any boddy having some knoledge of Mr John Ross being in the
City I found his lodgings and had the pleasure of seeing him after
making some inquiries he told me that he was soon going to Savannah
with his family^^^ I returned to my lodgings
Friday 5 I found an old School mate Horrice Hensdale a Silver
Smith keeps a shop in broad way^^'^ I was very glad to see him. In our
conversation we brot fresh to mind many of our transaction which
had past togeather when school boys - I engaged a passage to Pough-
keepsie in Capt Thom Noths Sloop - I went to the Park and some
of the gardens went to see the live Lion returned to my lodging for
Saturda 6 I took brakfast at Hinesdales he has been married a
few months and keeps house - I went to the Bank got money changed
put a letter in the post office containing one hundred dollar Bill
done by the request of James Fowler the letter Directed to Andrew
Fowler Guilford Connectticut^^s - I left N. York - at 1 1 [O.C] A.M.
in Capt Thom Noths Sloop head wind
Sunda 7 the high lands wind noth
Mond 8 at Poughkeepsie got a passage to Phila
his waggon within 1 5 miles of Sharon night early in the
morning in a chair
Teusda 9 [Arrived] Sharon at 10 o.c. A.M. I went in the
to Bro Hunts he did not know me [I told h]im my Name -
with great Surprise - - - me unexpectedly appeared to be much
rejoiced to see me I found my Brother and Sister Hunt & family all
well Bror Georges family all well - three of his Children have married
since I left Sharon Viz George to Betty Beacher [,] Tryphena to
Williams^^^ [,] Harriet to Hezekiah Roberts^^" - Many alteration in
the town of Sharon too numerous to mention very few people
know me and the young men that were boys when I left here have
grown out of my knoledge some of the inhabitants have moved a way
others are dead I have not now time to describe many things worthy
Wedn 10 I rode to Salsbury with my Nephew George King the
roads in Sharon are much altered for the better a turnpike leading to
Poughkeepsie an[d] an other to Litchfield nearly completed -
Thursd 1 1 I spent the Day walking rideing & renewing some old
acquaintance geathering fruit in the gardens spending time alternately
with my friends
Frida 12 I spent some part of the Day in [ri]deing about Some
rain fell streets mudy -
Saturd 13 I went to the Cider mill ra[in in the] morning went to
see E Russell was rode home on baggage [ ? ] Spent the evening
Sunda 14 I went to meeting heard Mr -w ordained Minister
preach - Mr Cot [ton Mather Smit]h the former Minister has declined
pr[eaching on] account of age and infirmity
Monday 15 I made prepareations to go to Windsor
Teusda 16 I rode to Windsor Bro George and his wife rode in
chair in company we stayed at Sister Miriams She has lately Married
to Solomon Allen of that town
Wedned 17 I went to my Fathers found him and my step Mother
comfortably well for people of thare age Stayed thare Most of the Day
Thursday 1 8 Went to Hartford and to Capt Windsor - During my
stay at Windsor I visited most of my old acquaintance
Thursd 25 I bid my Parents Adieu thinking I should not probably
ever see them again - I bid my Sister and Brother Allen good by then
rode to Hartland Stayed at my uncle Reuben Bumhams^^^
Friday 26 I Stayed thare most of the Day went to Thomas Burn-
hams took supper thare^^^
Saturd 27 I left Hartland went to Colebrook Stayed at my old
friends Daniel Eno
Sunday 28 I rode from thare to Canaan went to meeting thare in
forenoon then rode to Sharon
October  [Friday] 10 I have spent the last twelve Days
amongst [my friejnds at Sharon, yesterday I Bid most [of my fjriends
adieu with hopes of seeing the[m again the] re is a posibility but not
a gre[at probabilitjy of it
Saturd ii my Brother George & his family [we a]ll rode to
Poughkeepsie in Waggon - - - [Ge]orge King Junr my Nephew
went on Thomas Noth Sloop and Started [for New] York
and arrived thare Mon[day] morning
Monday 13 I arrived here [New York] nothing remarkable on the
Thursday 16 I left New York in the Brig Clinton Capt Dellano
for Savannah after taking leave of my Nephew when in York I
put up at Hagermans Choonches Slip Spent 2 Nights at the playhouse
Monda 27 I arrived at Savannah Nothing remarkable on our
pasage I left a small trunk one cag of Cherry brandy one cag of
preserves and 2 beaming knives with Mr Woodruff [at] Boltons
wharf to be sent on with Capt Gage
Wedn 29 I left Savannah for Darien in the Stage
Thursd 30 I arrived a[t] Darien found my friends all alive but
have been very sick Most of them I began to board at Mr Dunhams
iTiraothy King, of Windsor, Coun., died 18 Jan. 1812, aged 84 years.
He was married 1st on 19 April 1753 to Sarah Fitch, also of Windsor,
who died 20 May 1785, aged 50 years. She was the daughter of Joseph
Fitch, III, and Sarah (Shaler) Fitch, and sister to John Fitch, inventor
of the steamboat. Timothy King was married 2nd to Martha .
No record of the marriage has been found to date, but "Mrs. Martha King,
wife of Timothy" was admitted to the Bloomfield, Conn. Congregational
Church on 4 Nov. 1798. Timothy King's will, written 14 Dec. 1807 and
probated 12 Mar. 1812 is on file at the Connecticut State Library, Hart-
foM. He mentioned his wife Martha, four sons, and three married daughters.
Known children of Timothy and Sarah (Fitch) King:
1) George King, born Windsor, Conn., 25 Jan. 1754 and died 21 Nov.
1831; was married 1st 13 Aug. 1776 to Triphena Latimer who died
16 Feb. 1812, aged 53 years; was married 2nd to Anna Piatt who
died 28 March 1843, aged 83 years. All were buried at Hillside
Cemetery, Sharon, Conn.
2) Timothy King, born Windsor, Conn., 14 Oct. 1755 and died Windsor,
Conn., 17 June 1758.
3) Reuben King, born Windsor, Conn., 8 May 1758 and died "on his
return from captivity in New York," Jan. 1777. (Bloomfield Cong.
4) Sarah King, born Windsor, Conn., 17 June 1760; was married 8 Sept.
1779 at Bloomfield, Conn, to Aaron Bates of Hartland, Conn.
5) Timothy King, died 8 Sept. 1765, " age about 32 mo." (Ibid.).
6) Roswell King, born Windsor, Conn., 3 May 1765 and died Roswell,
Ga., 15 Feb. 184 4, buried at the Old Cemetery, Roswell, Ga. He was
married ca. 1792 to Catherine Barrington who died 23 April 1839,
aged 63 years, 2 mo. and was buried at Blue & Hall Road, near
7) Miriam King, baptised Congregational Church, Bloomfield, Conn., 30
Aug. 1767. She may have been the daughter who was married ca. 1790 to
Palmer Bates who died in Jan. 1806. By Sept. 1806 she had married
Solomon Allen, Jr. of Windsor, Conn.
8) Thomas King, born Windsor, Conn., 18 Sept. 1770. His will was
signed 28 March 1842 and recorded 6 Dec. 1845 in Jackson Co., Fla.
Thomas was married 1st in June 1803 at St. Marys, Ga. to Sarah
Meers of Hartford, Conn., who died during the yellow fever epidemic
on 30 Sept. 1808, aged 25 years; buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, St.
Marys, Ga. She was the daughter of Solomon and Sarah (Daggett)
Meers, and the granddaughter of President Naphtali Daggett of Yale
College. Thomas King was married 2nd in the fall of 1811 to Jerusha
Starr of Litchfield, Conn., the daughter of Daniel and Rachel (Buell)
Starr. She was born 5 April 1789 and probaby died in Twiggs Co.,
Ga. on 12 Nov. 1870.
9) Abigail ("Nabby") King, baptised Congregational Church, Bloom-
field, Conn., 31 Jan. 1773 and died 16 Oct. 1863; was married 31
Mar. 1793 at Bloomfield to Isaac Hunt who died 21 April 1822,
aged 58 years. Both were buried at Hillside Cemetery, Sharon, Conn.
10) Reuben King, born 13 Feb. 1779, baptised Congregational Church,
Bloomfield, Conn., 7 Mar. 1779 and died in 1867; was married 12
Dec. 1812 to Abigail Austin who died 13 July 1863. Both were buried
at the King Cemetery, Pine Harbor, Mcintosh Co., Ga. (A marriage
record dated 5 April 1811, Liberty Co., Ga. shows that a Reuben King
was married to Rosanna Hamilton at St. Simons Is., Glynn Co., Ga.
by John Cooper. Tto date it has not been proven that this was a first
marriage for Reuben King, author of this Journal).
11) Timothy King, died Sharon, Conn., 18 Feb. 1800, aged 20 years.
Buried at Hillside Cemetery, Sharon, Conn.
The following manuscripts pertaining to Connecticut are found at the
Connecticut State Library, Hartford: Bloomfield Congregational Church
Records; Barbour Index to Connecticut Vital Recods, Windsor Vital
Records, Vol. 2, pp. 167, 245, 370, 371; Litchfield Vital Records, Vol.
1, p. 201; Will, Bond, Inventory in estate of Timothy King, 1812, Hart-
ford Probate District; Charles R. Hale Collection, Headstone Inscriptions.
See also Roscoe Conkling Fitch, History of the Fitch Family (Haverhill,
Mass. [1930?]), II, 209; Sarah Blackwell Gober Temple. The First Hundred
Years, A Short History of Cobb County. In Georgia (Atlanta, 1935), 829;
Samuel Bradlee Doggett, A History of the Doggett-Daggett Family (Boston,
1894), 118, 121; Burgis Pratt Starr, A History of the Starr Family of New
England (Hartford, 1879), 147-150; J. B. Whitfield, Directory of the State
Government [Florida], County Officers in 1885, Jackson Co.; Columbian
Museum & Savannah Advertiser, 25 June 1803; St. Marys, Camden Co., Ga.,
Oak Grove Cemetery Inscriptions, MS (St. Marys Womens Club, 1953) at the
Georgia Historical Society, p. 26; Will of Thomas King, Jackson Co., Fla.,
Estate Book B, pp. 341-42; Liberty Co., Ga., Ordinary, Loose Papers, 1784-1896
(marriage record of Reuben King and Rosanna Hamilton), microfilm, Ga.
Dept. Archives and History; Caroline B. Hart, King House, Sharon, Conn.,
1769-1965, MS, copy at the Georgia Historical Society.
2E3vidently meant commemoration of birth of George Washington.
sProbably the Rev. Joseph Warren Grossman, born Taunton, Mass., 7 Aug.
1775; died Salisbury, Conn., 13 Dec. 1813; grad. Brown Uni., 1795; married
Lucy Strong of Conventry, Conn. He served as pastor of the Congregational
Church, Salisbury, Conn, from 1797 until his death. Rev. Emerson Davis,
Biographical Sketches of the Congregational Pastors of New England, IV,
377-78, MSS, Congregational Library, Boston, Mass.; Ecclesiastical History of
Connecticut (New Haven, 1861), 473.
4The Rev. Cotton Mather Smith, son of Dea. Samuel and Jerusha
(Mather) Smith, born Suffield, Conn., 16 Oct. 1731; died Sharon, Conn.,
2fi Nov. 1806; grad. Yale College, 1751; settled in Sharon, Conu. where
he was ordained pastor of the First Congregational Church 23 Aug. 1755,
and served until his death; Revolutionary War chaplin at Ticonderoga and
Canada in 1775. He married Mrs. Temperance (.Worthington) Gale, born
S April 1732; died Albany, N.Y., 26 June 1800; widow of Dr. Moses Gale
of Goshen, N.Y., and daughter of the Rev. William Worthington in Say-
brook, Conn. Rev. and Mrs. Smith were buried at Hillside Cemetery,
Sharon, Conn. According to Dexter, ". . it could truthfully be said of him
at the close of his life that probably no minister ever had in a greater
degree the confidence and affection of his flock". Ibid., 475. Franklin Bow-
ditch Dexter, Biographical Sketches of the Gradvates of Yale College, (New
York, 1898), II, 169-71.
BPerhaps the Ichabod Rogers who was married 15 Oct. 1776 at Sharon,
Conn, to Sarah Gillet. Lawrence VanAlstyne, Born, Married and Died, In
Sharon, Connecticut, from 1721 to 1S79 (Sharon, Conn., 1897), 107.
«Now Hillside, Columbia Co., N.Y.
^Probably the Emanuel Russell of Litchfield, Conn., who died 18 Jan.
1865, aged 85 years. He was married 2 Nov. 1801 at Sharon, Conn, to Betsey
Williams of Sharon. Buried New Britain, Conn. Litchfield, Conn, Vital
Records, Vol. 2, p. 28; Hale MSS, see note 1.
8The inventory of Timothy King's estate, dated 10 April 1800, is on file
at the Connecticut State Library, Hartford. Bond, dated 8 April 1800, was
signed by George King and Isaac Hunt, both of Sharon, Conn. To judge
from the inventory, Timothy King was a cabinet maker or carpenter.
9Probably the George King, son of George King, bapt. Congregational
Church, Bloomfield, Conn., 12 Jan. 1777.
loprobably the Daniel Enos (Eno), son of Samuel and Mercy (Gillet)
Manly Enos, born Windsor, Conn., 12 Jan. 1780; died 9 Mar. 1860; was
married 23 Dec. 1800 to Chloe Mills of Colebrook, Conn. She died 8 Mar.
1854, aged 73 years. Both buried Center Cemetery, Colebrook, Conn.
Windsor, Conn. Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 330; Hale MSS, see note 1.
iiProbably unguintum, a general term for a variety of ointments in com-
mon use at the time.
i2The Hon. Judson Canfield, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Judson) Can-
field, was born at New Milford, Conn., 23 Jan. 1759 and died in New York
City, 5 Feb. 1840; graduate of Yale College, 1782; was married 5 March
1786 to Mabel Ruggles of New Milford, Conn. Judson Canfield went to Sharon,
Conn, in 1786 where he enjoyed a successful law practice for 28 years, served
in the Connecticut House of Representatives, 1791-1809, and was Judge of
the Court of Common Pleas for several years. In 1815 he removed to Can-
field, Mahoning Co., Ohio which had been named in his honor in 1798. New
Milford, Conn. Vital Records, Vol. R, p. 10; Samuel Orcutt, History of New
Milford and Bridgewater, Conn., 1703-1882 (Hartford, 1882), p. 682; Sedg-
wick, Town of Sharon, 116, 187-88.
iSAlso known as Western Reserve, in what is now Ohio.
i-iHerman Canfield, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Judson) Canfield, was
born at New Milford, Conn., 19 May 1771 and was married to Titia Bost-
wick. In 1805 he settled in Canfield, Ohio and established the second per-
manent mercantile business with Zalmon Fitch. New Milford. Conn. Vital
Records, Vol. R, p. 10; Orcutt, New Milford, 683; History of Trumbull and
Mahoning Counties [Ohio]) (Cleveland, 1882), II, 12-13, 18. Mrs. Gertrude
Van Rensselaer Wickham, ed.. Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the West-
ern Reserve (1896), Part 3 pp. 388, 390.
isprobably the Bradford Waldo, son of Cyprian and Hannah Waldo, who
was born at Sharon, Conn., 30 Dec. 1773. In 1803 Bradford Waldo settled in
Canfield, Ohio, remaining only a few years before moving on to Portage Co.,
Ohio. "He was noted as a wit, and had a gift for making impromptu doggerel
verses, which were sometimes extremely amusing." Hist. Trumbull, 12, 13;
Sedgwick, Town of Sharon, 159: VanAlstyne, Born, 132.
leWalter Burr, son of Col. David Burr of Fairfield, Conn, and Eunice
(Osborne) Burr, was born 25 Dec. 1752 and was married 17 Sept. 1778 at
Sharon, Conn, to Mabel St. John. "Walter Burr was from Fairfield. He
lived at what is called the Burr place . . . and owned a very valuable farm,
portion of which is in the State of New York." Charles Burr Todd, The Burr
Family (New York, 1902), 158, 186. Sedgwick, Town of Sharon, p. 115.
ifThe township of Rowland, near Warren, was located in what is now
Trumbull Co., Ohio.
isProbably the Calvin Tobias, who died 20 April 1812, aged 42 years.
Buried Ellsworth Cemetery, Sharon, Conn. In 1801 he settled in Canfield,
Ohio. Hale MSS, see Note 1; Hist. Trumbull, 12.
i9Ichabod Atwood, Revolutionary Soldier. He settled in Canfield, Ohio,
and in 1801 purchased a sawmill, then under construction, which he com-
pleted and ran in 1802. Buried at Canfield Village Cemetery, Canfield, Ohio.
VanAlstyrae, Born, 7; Frank D, Henderson, compiler. Soldiers of the Ameri-
can Revolution Buried In the State of Ohio (Columbus, 1929), 21; Hist.
Trumbull, 12, 13, 17.
2opiiilemon Beecher was born in Kent, Litchfield, Conn, in 1775 and died
Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, 30 Nov. 1839 where he practiced law until
his death. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and removed to Lancaster,
Ohio in 1801. Member of the State House of Representatives in 1803, 1805-07
(Speaker in 1807); Unsuccessful candidate for election to U.S. Senate; Judge
of the Ohio Supreme Court; Major-General in State Militia; elected as a
Federalist to the U.S. Congress, 1817-1821. Biographical Directory of the
American Congress, 1111^19^9 (Washington, D. C, 1950), 832-33.
2i"Colonel Robert Reed, who came here from Cumberland county, Pennsy-
lyvania, was the first settler of this township, and also the first tavern
keeper in Butler county, having opened a house of entertainment on the
Franklin road in 1797, when there was only one other house on the trail to
Franklin. He died in 1849, after having achieved a reputation as a good
tavern keeper, an efficient militia officer and an expert woodsman and
hunter". History of Butler Co., Pennsylvania (1895), I, 634.
22Probably the Rev. Abraham Boyd, who was born in Ireland, Dec. 1770 and
died ca. 1855. He first settled in Westmoreland Co., Penn. with his father,
John Boyd, and was educated at Canonsburg Academy. Licensed to preach in
June 1800 by the Presbytery of Ohio, he was located in Allegheny Co., Penn.
for many years. He established the Westminster and Buffalo Presbyterian
Churches in Butler Co., Penn. and was a well known minister in that area.
Ibid, II, 760; Alfred Nevin, ed., Encyclopaedia of the Presbyterian Church in
the United States (Philadelphia, 1884) 89; Records at the Historical Founda-
tion of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches, Montreal, N. C.
23Albert Gallatin, born Geneva, Switzerland, 29 Jan. 1761 and died Astoria,
Long Island, N. Y., 12 Aug. 1849; Revolutionary Soldier; U. S. Senator and
Representative from Penn.; Sec. of the Treasury, 1801-14, under Presidents
Jefferson and Monroe; founder of the American Ethnological Society. Richard
B. Morris, ed.. Encyclopedia of American History (New York, 1961), 712.
24Eleazer Gillson, of Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y.; Revolutionary Soldier; died
Canfield, Ohio in 1841, aged 87 years; presumably married to Mary Brockway,
In the fall of 1799 the Gillsons removed to Maghoning Co., Ohio and were the
third family to settle in Canfield. According to Wickham, "He was one of the
first emigrants to Ohio, and the first mail carrier on the post road between
Pittsburgh and Cleveland. He carried the whole mail in his pocket on foot".
The daughter who died may have been Fanny Gillson, bapt. in the Sharon,
Conn. Congregational Church, 12 Aug. 1792 with five other Gillson children.
Sedgwick, Town of Sharon, 127; VanAlstyne, Born, 51; Connecticut Observer,
17 April 1841; Wickham,Pioneer Women, 389; Henderson, Soldiers, 158.
25Richard F. Williams was a resident of Chatham Co., Ga. in 1802. He died
in Savannah, Ga., 2 June 1836, aged 55 years. His brother may have been the
Thomas F. Williams, also a resident of Chatham Co. in 1802. He died in
Savannah, Ga., 18 Nov. 1816, aged 44 years. Virginia S. Wood and Ralph V.
Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery (Cambridge, Mass, 1964), 378; The Geor-
gian (Savannah), 8 June 1836, p. 2, col. 5; Caroline Price Wilson, Annals o/
Georgia, Vol. Ill, Mortuary Records (Savannah, 1933), 117.
26Probably the Oliver Bissell son of Samuel and Mary (Kibbe) Bissell, born
Windsor, Conn., 13 Oct. 1753; served during the Revolutionary War with the
Massachusetts Line; was a resident of Washington Co., N. Y. in 1818.
Revolutionary War Pension Record, S44624, National Archives, Washington,
D. C; Henry R. Stiles, Ancient Windsor, Connecticut, 1635-1891 (2 vols.,
Hartford, 1892), I, 631; II, 81.
^7Possibly the William Delony, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga. in 1802. Wood,
1S05 Georgia Land Lottery, 90.
^sThe family of Roswell King, at this time, included his wife, Catherine
(Harrington) King and their children: Rufus King b. 1793; Roswell King,
Jr., b. 1795; Barrington King, b. 1798; Catherine King, b. 1799. Other
children were: Ralph King, b. 1801; Thomas King, b. 1803; William
King, b. 1804; P. Butler King, b. 1806(?^; Eliza Barrington King, b. 1808;
Catherine Barrington King, b. 1810. Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch, History
and Genealogy of the Habersham Family (Columbia, S. C, 1901), 81; Temple,
Vobh County, 831, 8S3, Simpson Collection, microfilm, Georgia Dept. Archives
and History, Atlanta.
29Alatamaha is the old spelling for Altamaha River.
30Fort Barrington was located on the Altamaha River about twelve miles
west of Darien, and Colonial records indicate that it was under construction
during the late summer and fall of 1760. DeBrahm drew a plan of the fort
after receiving his commission as Surveyor-General for the Southern Dis-
trict of North America in 1764. During the Revolutionary War the name was
changed to Fort Howe, but William Bartram referred to it as Fort Barring-
ton during his travels, published in 1791. Allen D. Candler, ed.. The Colonial
Records of the State of Georgia (Atlanta. 1904-16), XIV, 454; Colonial
Records, MSS, Vol. 28, Pt. 1, p. 458, in Georgia Historical Society Library;
John Gerar William DeBrahm, History of the, Provience of Georgia; with
Maps of Original Survey, ed, George Wymberley-Jones (Wormsloe [Georgia],
1849); Lilla M. Hawes, ed., 7'he Papers of Lachlan Mcintosh, lll^-llOO. Col-
lections of the Georgial Historical Society, Vol. XII (Savannah, 1957). 21;
William Bartram, Travels Through North i& South Carolina, Georgia, East d
West Florida (Philadelphia, 1791), 10.
3iPos3ibly the John Collins who received land grants in Mcintosh Co.,
Ga. between 1800-1812; resident of the county in 1802. Index to headright
and bounty grants, in Ga. Dept. Archives and History. Wood, 1805 Georgia
Land Lottery, 70.
32Probably Abraham F. Powell, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga. in 1802.
According to McCall, he was the brother of Allen Beverly Powell and re-
moved to Telfair Co., Ga. where he died. Mrs. Howard McCall, Powell Family,
1942, MS, in Ga. Dept. Archives and History; Wood, 1805 Georgia Land
33James Mulryne (also Mulrine), died 1807; married in Liberty Co., Ga.,
1791 to Mrs. Jane Hill Bishop, widow of Peter Augustus Bishop. James Mul-
ryne served Mcintosh Co. as sheriff, 1795-1799; Justice of the Peace, 1799, 1805.
Mcintosh Co., Ga. folder, MS, in Ga. Dept. Archives and Hist.; Wood, 1805
Georgia Land Lottery, 250; Caroline Price Wilson, Annals of Georgia, Liberty
County Records (New York, 1928), I, 11, 97, 100.
34Chinchona bark, from which quinine is extracted.
35In Glynn Co., Ga., Francis Guilmett applies for administration of Elam
Thornton's estate. Columbian Museum d Savannah Advertiser, 7 Sept. 1801.
cited in The Georgia Genealogical Magazine, No. 6 (Oct. 1962), 319. Here-
after referred to as Col. Mus. and Ga. Gen. Mag.
seperhaps the wife of John F. Randolph, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga.
in 1802. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 286.
37Evidently the Appleton Rossiter, born circa 1772, son of Dr. Appleton
Wolcott Rossiter and Mary (Denison) Rossiter of Stonington and Norwich,
Conn. Ibid., 299; E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
Jacobus, Denison Genealogy (Stonington, Conn., 1963), 56.
38Major Pierce Butler, son of Sir Richard Butler, Baronet and Henrietta
(Percy) Butler, was born at County Carlow, Ireland, 11 July 1744 and died in
Philadelphia, 15 Feb. 1822. As a British officer, he came to America in
1766, and in 1771 he was married to Polly Middleton, S. C. heiress, the
daughter of Thomas Middleton. During the Revolutionary War, Pierce
Butler sided with the colonists, and was elected to the U. S. Senate as a
Federalist in 1789. During the 179 0's he purchasted Butler Island, Mc-
intosh Co., Ga., where he made a fortune from sea island cotton. His
Georgia property also included Hampton Point on St. Simons Island,
Glynn Co. Roswell King, Sr. became manager of Butler Island in 1802,
and was administrator of Pierce Butler's estate in 1822.
The greater part of this estate was inherited by Butler's unmarried
daughter Frances and his grandchildren. One of these grandchildren.
Pierce Mease (1810-1867), son of Dr. James Mease and Sarah (Butler)
Mease, inherited his grandfather's Georgia estates in 183 6 at the death
of his aunt Frances Butler. He changed his name to Pierce Mease Butler.
In 1834 he married Frances Ann Kemble, the well known British actress.
It was during a visit to Butler Island that Fanny Kemble Butler wrote her
Journal of A Residence on A Georgian Plantation in 18S8-1SS9. It contains
references to Darien, some of its inhabitants, Roswell King, Sr. and his son
Roswell King, Jr., who continued to manage the Butler estate after his
father left the area. A reprint of the Kemble Journal, edited by John A.
Scott (New York, 1961), has notes and explanations. See Dictionary of
American Biography ; also, Margaret Davis Gate, "Mistakes In Fanny Kem-
ble's Georgia Journal," in Georgia Historical Quarterly, XLIV (March 1960).
390n a visit to St. Simons Island, Ga. in 1804, Aaron Burr described Old
Town in a letter to his daughter. "Frederica, now known only by the name of
Old Town, is on the west side of the island, and about midway between its
northern and southern extremities. It was first settled by Governor Ogle-
thorpe, and was, about fifty years ago, a very gay place, consisting of perhaps
twenty-five or thirty houses. The wall of several of them still remain. Three
or four families only now reside here. In the vicinity of the town several
ruins were pointed out to me, as having been, formerly, country seats of the
governor, and officers of the garrison, and gentlemen of the town. At
present, nothing can be more gloomy than what was once called Frederica.
The few families now remaining, or rather residing there, for they are all
newcomers, and have a sickly, melancholy appearance, well assorted with the
ruins which surround them. The southern part of this island abounds with
fetid swamps, which must render it very unhealthy. On the northern half I
have seen no stagnant water".
Fort Frederica is now a National Monument managed by the National
Park Service. Archaeological excavations have uncovered foundations of
the early buildings, and a museum at Frederica now houses artifacts found
during these excavations, in addition to material relating to the history of
the Fort. Matthew L. Davis, Memoirs of Aaron Burr (New York, 1837) II,
337; Charles C. Jones, Jr., The Dead Towns of Georgia (Savannah, 1878).
40Charles and Margaret McDonald, born and married in Scotland, were the
settlers of Ardock Plantation in Mcintosh Co., Ga. While trying to remain
neutral during the Revolutionary War, Charles McDonald was "shot down
dead in the presence of his wife and little children ..." by some of his
acquaintances. Mrs. McDonald remarried a Dr. Sterling whom she survived
several years. According to the King Journal, she died in Mcintosh Co., Ga.,
14 June 1806. Charles and Margaret McDonald had two children: Norman
McDonald, served Mcintosh Co. as Justice of the Peace, 1799-1805; Repre-
sentative in the Ga. Legislature, 1803-1804; 1810-1812. Mary McDonald, died
10 Dec. 1814; married Mcintosh Co., Ga. 18 Dec. 1806 to Gilbert Gignilliat.
The ceremony took place at the home of her guardian, Thomas Spalding.
Judge J. Hilton Holmes, "Gignilliat Family History", 1948 MS microfilm, in
Uuiv. of North Carolina, Southern Historical Collection; Headstone inscrip-
tion, St. Andrew's Cemetery, near Darien, Ga., copied by the editor; Mrs.
Mary Givens Bryan, compiler, Georgia's Official Register, 1957-1958 (Atlanta,
n. d.), 1175.
4tProbably the Ezekiel Cockburn who was granted land in Mcintosh Co.,
Ga. in 1801. In 1802 he was a resident of Glynn Co., Ga. Index to headright
and bounty grants, in Georgia Dept. of Archives and History; Wood, 1805
Georgia Land Lottery, 68.
42Winwood [also Wainwood] Mcintosh, died in Liberty Co., Ga., 20 Aug.
1785, "In an advanced age". She was a sister to Roderick [Rory] Mcintosh.
Georgia Gazette, 25 Aug. 1785.
43Preseumably refers to the signing on 1 Oct. 1801 of the preliminaries to a
peace treaty between France and England. The definitive treaty was signed
at Amiens on 27 Mar. 1802.
■Improbably the George Linder, resident of Mcintosh Co. in 1802. Wood.
J805 Georgia Land Lottery, 207.
^sProbably the James Persans, Mcintosh Co., Ga. registrant in the 1807
Georgia Land Lottery.
46John Lewis Kale Holzendorf, son of John Frederick and Elizabeth
(Ehrhardt) Holzendorf, was born in South Carolina, 28 June 1775; died Jan.
1856; married 1st his cousin, Sarah "Sally" Martin Holzendorf, in Savannah,
Ga., January 1797, (the daughter of Charles William Frederick Holzendorf,
she died in Darien, Ga., 15 July 1803, aged 27 years) ; married 2nd on 2
April 1807 at St. Marys, Ga. to Mrs. Margaret Louise (Creichton) Fitzpatrick.
John L. K. Holzendorf was engaged in business in Darien, Ga. for several
years and in 1806 served Mcintosh Co. as Representative in the Georgia
Legislature. By 1810 he had removed to Camden Co., Ga. where he served as
Justice of the Inferior Court in November of that year. Holzendorf papers,
courtesy of Mrs. Eugene A. Stanley, Savannah, Ga.; Kershaw Co., S. C.
Deeds and Mortgages, Book A, p. 11. Col. Mus., 31 Jan. 1797; Wood, 1805
Georgia Land Lottery, 166; Ga. Gen, Mag., No. 8 (April, 1863), 490.
47Probably the William Webb, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga. in 1802. Wood,
1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 369.
48Fort James, on the soutli side of the Altamaha River, about two miles
above Beard's Creek, was built in 1797 as an outpost against Indian attacks.
Letters of Benjamin Haivkins, 1196-1806 (Collections of the Georgia Historical
Society, Vol. IX) (Savannah, Ga., 1916), 65.
49At this time, the Mcintosh County Court House was located about 12.6
miles north of Darien (the present county seat), on what is now Route 17.
A marker, placed by the Georgia Historical Commission in 1957, has the
Old Court House At Sapelo Bridge
Sapelo Bridge, on the old Savannah to Darien Road 200 yards east of this
spot, was the seat of Mcintosh County from 1793 to 1818. Here the Court
House and other public buildings stood; here, too, were the Armory and
Muster Ground for the Mcintosh County Cavalry Troop, and here the Stage
Coaches stopped to refresh the passengers and change horses.
soprobably the William Basset, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga., in 1802. Wood
1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 20.
eiAllen Beverly Powell, died 2 Feb. 1844, aged 61 years; was married
10 April 1806 in Mcintosh Co., Ga. to Mary Calder. The daughter of
John and Phebe (Horton) Calder, she died 6 March 1867, aged 76 years.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Powell were buried in the Powell Cemetery, near Dar-
ien, Ga. Allen Beverly Powell was a Senator in the Georgia Legislature
from Wayne Co., 1808-11; 1813; from Mcintosh Co. 1817-19; 1822-28;
1836-37; Representative from Mcintosh Co., 1815; 1816; 1820-21; 1831;
Pres. of the Senate, 1824-25. In Mcintosh Co. he held a variety of public
offices between 1816-41, Including Justice of the Peace, Post Master,
Justice of the Inferior Court, Clerk of the Superior Coui't, and Ordinary.
During the War of 1812 he was a private in the Georgia Militia Regiment
commanded by Col. John Pray. On 25 Jan. 1830 in Darien, Powell shot
and killed the twenty-eight year old John Fendin Floyd, son of Gen. John
Floyd. The event caused bitter political and personal animosity which last-
ed many years. Headstone inscriptions, Powell Cemetery, copied by the
editor; Georgia's Official Register, 1957-1958, pp. 880, 985-86, 1041, 1175-
76; Widow's pension application. National Archives, Washington, D. C;
Historical Collections of the Joseph Habersham Chapter, DAR (Dalton,
Georgia, 1902), I, 34 6-47.
52William Cooke, an Englishman, was born about 1766 and came to
America by 1786. He married Eliza Barrington, the marriage contract
signed in Glynn Co., Ga. on 17 Nov. 1791. Presumably the daughter of
Lt. Col. Josiah Barrington and Sarah (Williams) Barrington, Eliza died
25 Aug. 1833, aged 62 years. She and her sister, Catherine (Barrington)
King were buried in adjacent graves at Blue & Hall Road, near Darien,
Ga. The Cookes evidently spent some time in England, but lived at St.
Marys, Ga. and later in Charleston, S. C. where the partnership of Scar-
borough & Cooke, merchants, was established. According to tradition,
William Cooke was something of a dandy — sending all his shirts to be
laundered in England. He probably died in Charleston, S. C. where his
will was proved 12 Dec. 1821. Glynn Co., Ga. Deed Book E cited in
Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 8 (April, 1963), 484; Headstone inscription. Blue & Hall
Road, copied by the editor; Charleston, S. C. Wills, Vol. 35, p. 594. Eleanor
Lexington, "Corner In Ancestory, Barrington Family", unidentified news-
paper article, copy in the Georgia Historical Society Liberty, Savannah.
•'i3Death of Thomas Liles of Darien, mentioned, Col. Mus., 14 May 1802,
cited in the Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 6 (Oct. 1962), 311. Evidently the brothers,
Thomas, Benjamin and Henry Liles of Northampton Co., N. C. migrated to
coastal Georgia before 1800. Benjamin Liles resided first in Glynn County,
and later settled in Wayne County, Ga.
Mrs. Clinton Martin, Summerfield, Fla., letter, 2 Jan. 1963, to the editor.
See also Bessie Lewis and Minnie Tremere Martin, Some Early Settlers of
the Altamaha Delta (Savannah, 1970).
54Probably the Roberts Powers, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga. in 1802. Wood,
1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 280.
55 Jonathan Fabian, according to this Journal, died 19 June 1802; married
30 Jan. 1794 in Liberty Co., Ga. to Esther ["Hetty"] Dean Ladson. In 1797
he served as a Grand Juror in Mcintosh Co., Ga. Administrators of his
estate were Esther D. Fabian and John Elliott. James Stacy, Published
Records of Midway Church (Newnan, Georgia, 1894), 79; Col. Mus, 7 Nov.
1797, cited in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 3 (Jan. 1962), 134; Col. Mus., 11 May 1803,
cited in Ga. Gen Mag., No. 6 (Oct. 1962), 323.
seprobably John May Gignilliat, son of James and Charlotte (Pepper)
Gignilliat. Believed to have married Jane May Pepper. In 1802 he was a
resident of Glynn Co., Ga., and in 1821 was mentioned in the will of his
nephew, James Gignilliat. Holmes MS. See note 40. Margaret Davis Gate,
Our Todays and Yesterdays (Brunswick, Georgia, 1930), 267.
57Probably the Jeremiah Brantley, resident of Glynn Co., Ga. in 1763, who,
in July 1802, became a resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga. Ibid., 244. Indian De-
predationB, 1787-1825, Vol. II, Part 1, p. 696, MSS, in Georgia Dept. of
Archives and History.
BSjosiah Tattnall, Jr., Governor of Georgia, 1801-1802.
59John Calder (also Caulder), Revolutionary Soldier who settled in Mc-
intosh Co., Ga. after the war; died 24 Jan. 1845; was married 1st, 24 Dec.
1787 in Liberty Co., Ga. to Phebe Haughton (also Horton) who died 17 May
1803; was married 2nd, 15 March, 1804 to Winewood F. Richey, who died 2
Jan. 1851. Revolutionary War Pension Record, W-8578, in National Archives,
Washington, D. C. Wilson, Annals of Georgia, I, 10.
60Major Jacob Wood, was married 15 Jan. 1807 at Broughton Is., Ga. to
Elizabeth Jane Brailsford, eldest daughter of William and Maria (Heyward)
Brailsford. She died at Potosi, Mcintosh Co., Ga., 16 Nov. 1807. Jacob Wood
was Senator from Mcintosh Co. in the Georgia Legislature, 1830-35 (Speaker,
1833-34); Justice of the Inferior Court, 1829-33; 1837. Jacob Wood was
evidently one of the first planters to cultivate sugar cane in the Mcintosh Co.
area, later manufacturing syrup. Col. Mus., 21 Jan. 1807, 8 Dec. 1807, cited in
Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 367, 376. Georgia's Official Register, 1957-
1958., pp. 880, 986. General Catalogue, Georgia Dept. of Archives and History;
See also index, E. Merton Coulter, ed., Georgia's Disputed Ruins (Chapel Hill,
eiProbably the Robert McDonald, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga. In 1802.
Wood, 1S05 Georgia Land Lottery 219.
62Probably the Nathaniel Beal, petit juror in Glynn Co., Ga., early 1800's.
Gate, Our Todays and Yesterdays, 242.
63Probably the Reuben Cherry who received land grants in Mcintosh Co.,
Ga. in 1808 and 1816. Index to headright and bounty grants in Georgia Dept.
of Archives and History.
64Murdock McLeod received land grants in Mcintosh Co., Ga., 1801-1807;
was county surveyor, 1799; Justice of the Peace, 1806; Representative in the
Georgia Legislature in 1806. Georgia's Official Register, 1957-1958, p. 1175;
Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 223.
esprobably the John McLeod, resident of Mcintosh Co. in 1802. Ibid.
ecjohn Houstoun Mcintosh, son of George and Ann Priscilla (Houstoun)
Mcintosh, was born 1 May 1773 and died 9 Feb. 1836; married 20 April
1792 at the Dutch Reformed Church in New York City to Elizabeth Bayard.
She died 20 Sept. 1847, aged 78 years. John H. Mcintosh owned extensive
properties in South Georgia and East Florida. In 1834 he served Camden Co.,
Ga. as Senator in the Georgia Legislature. For some years the Mclntoshes
resided at their plantation home, "Mariana," in Camden Co., where both
were buried. Edith Duncan Johnston, The Houstouns of Georgia (Athens,
1950), 347, 367, 389. Coulter, ed., Georgia's Disputed Ruins. See index. See also
Rembert W. Patrick, Florida Fiasco (Athens, 1954).
67Possibly Isaac Munden, " a citizen of Georgia for thirty years", whose
will was written in 1815, recorded 1816; petit juror in Glynn Co., early
1800's Gate, Our Todays and Yesterdays, 234-44, 266.
68isaac and George Holzendorf, sons of John L. K. Holzendorf, were
mentioned in their father's will dated Camden Co., Ga., 30 Jan. 1856. Copy
in possession of Mrs. Eugene A. Stanley, Savannah, Ga.
69William A. Dunham married Martha Mann, daughter of Luke Mann
(Revolutionary soldier) of Bryan Co., Ga. She died 13 July 1808, aged 33
years. The Republican & Savannah Evening Ledger carried the following
following item, dated 12 Dec. 1809, Mcintosh County: "V. H. Vivion, W. A.
Dunham and George Street announce they have formed a partnership to do
business in Darien as factors and commission men. They have large, conven-
ient warehouses, and will carry general line of groceries and merchandise".
William A. Dunham served Mcintosh Co., Georgia as Justice of the Peace,
1803, 1816-17; Justice of Inferior Court, 1833-36; Senator, Georgia Legislature,
1821; and Representative, Georgia Legislature, 1833-35. Col. Mus., cited in
Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 378; No. 14 (Oct. 1964), 867. Caroline Price
Wilson, Abstracts of Court Records of Bryan County, Georgia (Savannah,
Georgia, 1929), 4, 7. Georgia Official Register, 1957-1958, pp. 985, 1176. General
Catalogue, in Georgia Dept. of Archives and History.
Toprobably the George Woodruff, resident of Camden Co., Georgia in 1802.
Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 387.
7iThomas Spalding, the only child of James and Margery (Mcintosh)
Spalding, was born at Frederica, St. Simons Island, Ga., 25 March 1774 and
died at Ashantilly, near Darien, Ga., 4 Jan. 1851; was married 5 Nov. 1795 in
Mcintosh Co., Ga. to Sarah Leake. The daughter of Richard and Jane (Martin)
Leake, she died 17 May 1843, aged 65 years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Spalding were
buried at St. Andrews Cemetery, near Dairen, Ga., Thomas Spalding, who
purchased Sapelo Island, Mcintosh Co., Ga. in 1802, became a large landhold-
er, a wealthy and influential coastal planter. He introduced the cultivation
of sugar cane to Georgia, and was a frequent contributor of articles in agri-
cultural journals. In public life, he was a member of the Georgia Constitution-
al Convention from Glynn Co. in 1798; Mcintosh Co. Senator, Georgia
Legislature, 1803-04. 1807-10, 1813-14; U. S. House of Representatives, 1806;
President of the Bank of Darien, 1819-26; President of the state Democratic
conventjon, Milledgeville, Ga., 1838, 1840, 1842. E. Merton Coulter, Thomas
Spalding of Sapelo (University, La., 1940). Charles Spalding, "Some Memo-
randa In Relation to Thomas Spalding, Late of Sapelo Island (Mcintosh Co.,
Ga.) by His Son", MS, microfilm, in Georgia Dept of Archives and History.
Georgia's Official Register, 1957-195S, pp. 641, 985.
72Possibly the Charles Dunnom [Dunham], son of William Dunnom, born
5 Dec. 1756 in Liberty Co., Ga. Stacy, Records of Midway Church, 86.
73Henry Harford, died 27 July 1826 at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. aged 51 years
He was married 7 Feb. 1805 at Sunbury, Georgia to Mrs. Esther Dean
(Ladson) Fabian, widow of Jonathan Fabian. She died 14 October 1815, aged
40 years and was buried at Midway Cemetery, Midway, Georgia. Henry
Harford served Mcintosh Co. as Representative in the Georgia Legislature,
1805-06; Justice of the Peace, 1818; Clerk of Superior Court, 1819; Post
Master, Darien, Georgia, 1803-06. During the War of 1812 he served as a
private in Capt. Thomas K. Gould's Company of Infantry. Savannah Geor-
gian, 19 Aug. 1826. A. S. Salley, Jr., editor. Marriage Notices in Charleston
Courier, 180S-1818 (Columbia, S. C, 1919), 19. Historical Research Project of
the W.P.A. of Georgia, 18 Feb. 1936, MSS, p. 84 ; "Epitaphs In Midway Ceme-
tery, Midway, Georgia, in Georgia Historical Society Library. Georgia's
Official Register, 1957-1958, p. 1175 Service Record, 2nd Reg. (Pray's), Ga.
Militia, War 1812 National Archives, Washington, D. C. General Catalogue,
in Georgia Dept. of Archives and History.
74Hampden [also Hampton] Mcintosh, son of General Lachlan Mcintosh
and Sarah (Threadcraft) Mcintosh, was born prior to the Revolutionary War.
He was married 6 Nov. 1806 in Mcintosh Co., Ga. to Charlotte Pepper Nephew,
daughter of James Nephew. She died 21 Oct. 1820, aged 32 years, and was
buried at Contentm.ent Bluff Cemetery, Mcintosh Co. Hampden Mcintosh was
an Alderman for the city of Savannah, 1814-17. Col. Mus., 12 Nov. 1806, cited
in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 367; Mabel Freeman LaFar and Caroline
Price Wilson, Abstracts of Wills, Chatham County, Georgia, 1773-1817 (Wash-
ington, D. C, 1933), 98; Headstone inscriptions in Contenment Bluff Ceme-
tery, Mcintosh Co., Ga., copied by the editor; Thomas Gamble, Jr., compiler,
A History of the City Government of Savannah, Ga., from 1790-1901, p. 18.
75Headstone inscription of John Cunningham indicates that he was 59
years old, "late of Nassau," and died 22 June 1803. Old City Cemetery, Darien,
76Notice of death of Mrs. Sarah Martin Holzendorf, aged 27 years, wife of
John L. K. Holzendorf, died Darien, Ga., 15 May 1803. "She leaves an aged and
tender parent, a loving and indulgent husband and a promising child". Col.
Mus., 20 July 180i3, cited in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 6 (Oct. 1962), 313. See also,
77This was evidently a moon bow which occurs less frequently than a rain
bow. "A moon bow must have part of the sky clear and part clouded. This
takes place only with shower tj^e precipitation, and such is much less fre-
quent at night than in daytime. Also the moon must be quite low and direct-
ly in the west. This occurs only near the time of the equinoxes". David M.
Ludlum of the American Meteorological Society, Princeton, N. J., letter 28
Nov. 1964, to the editor.
78George Baillie was Representative in the Georgia Legislature from
Mcintosh Co., 1803-04. Georgia's Oficial Register, 1957-105S, p. 1175.
79James Nephew, son of Peter Nephew, died 2 Feb. 1827, aged 67 years.
He was married 1st, 10 April 1787 in Liberty Co., Ga. to Mary Magdalen
Gignilliat, daughter of James and Charlotte (Pepper) Gignilliat, whc; died 12
Oct. 1805; was married 2nd, to Mrs. Sarah Catherine (Pelot ) Gignilliat.
James and Mary Nephew were buried at Contentment Bluff Cemetery, Mc-
intosh Co., Ga. James Nephew became a prominent coastal planter and served
Mcintosh Co. as Justice of the Inferior Court, 1775 and Senator, Georgia
Legislature, 1802-04. Bulloch, History and Genealogy, 98-99. Wilson, Annuls,
I, 10, Georgia's Official Register, 1957-li)58, p. 985. Headstone inscriptions in
Contentment Bluff Cemetery, Mcintosh Co., copied by the editor. Holmes MS.
See note 40.
soGeorge Street was born 1 Feb. 1777 and died 1 Feb. 1831, a "Native of
Va.," buried at Upper Mill Cemetery, Darien, Ga. In 1809 ne formed a partner-
ship with V. H. Vivion and W. A. Dunham, merchants, in Darien. Headstone
inscriptions in Upper Mill Cemetery, Darien Ga., copied by the editor. See
8iln Mcintosh Co., Jeremiah Brantley applies for administration of estate
of Henry Greene, 24 Jan. 1804. Col. Mus., cited in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan.
82Evidently John Couper, born Lockwinnoch, Scotland, 9 Mar. 1759, died
Hopeton Plantation, Glynn Co., Ga., 24 Mar. 1S50; married Rebecca Maxwell
of Liberty Co., Ga. She died 7 April 1845, aged 70 years. Both were buried
at Christ Church Cemetery, Frederica, St. Simons Is., Ga. John Couper
settled at Cannon's Point, St. Simons Island in the 1790's and became a
prominent coastal planter. Gate, Our Todays and Yesterdays, 130-35, 275
(see also index) ; Frances Anne Kemble, Journal of a Residence on a Geor-
gian Plantation, 1838-1839.
83jeremiah Pittman of Savannah applies for administration of estate of
William Allen, butcher, [Mcintosh Co.], as nearest of kin. Col. Mus., 16
Feb. 1804, cited in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 379.
84Possibly the William Gibbs, petit juror of Glynn Co., Ga., early 1800's.
Gate, Our Todays and Yesterdays, 243.
85William Brailsfcrd of Charleston, S. C. and Broughton Island, Mcintosh
Co., Ga. died 25 Nov. 1810 on St. Simons Is. He was married 20 June 1786 to
Maria Heyward, daughter of Colonel Daniel Heyward and Jane Elizabeth
(Gignilliat) Heyv/ard. She died .S April 1837 and was buried near Eulonia,
Ga. James B. Heyward, "The Heyward Family of South Carolina," in The
South Carolina Historical Magazine, LIX (July and Oct. 1958), 143-44; Mabel
L. Webber, "Marriage and Death Notices From the Charleston Morning Post
and Daily Advertiser, in South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Mag-
azine, XX (April 1919), p. 144; Caroline Couper Lovell, The Golden Isles of
Georgia (Boston, 1932), 183-95.
scAccording to McCall, Alexander Powell was brother to Allen Beverly
Powell of Mcintosh Co., Ga. McCall MS. See note 32.
87Probably Moses Young, Sr., born 4 Oct. 1772. A Moses Young was first
granted land in Mcintosh Co., Ga. in 1816; served Mcintosh Co. as Represen-
tative in the Georgia Legislature, 1829, 1832. Young Family Bible (New York,
1834), in possesion of Mrs. Janie Kicklighter, Mcintosh Co., Ga.; Index to
headright and bounty grants, in Georgia Dept. of Archives and History;
Georgia's Official Register, 19'}7-1958, p. 1176.
88in Mcintosh Co., William A. Dunham, of Darien, merchant, applies for
administration of estate of John Lloyd, as principal creditor. Col. Mus., 6
Sept. 1804, cited in Ga, Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 380.
89Charles William Frederick Holzendorf, son of Dr. John Frederick Holzen-
dorf, died in Darien, Ga.. 8 Aug. 1806, aged 56 years. His wife, Mary Hol-
zendorf, died 13 June 1800, aged 41 years. William Holzendorf was a member
of the Executive Council of Georgia in 1777. Col. Mus., 17 June 1800; 15 Aug.
1804, cited in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 5 (July 1962), p. 241 and No. 6 (Oct. 1962),
315; Holzendorf papers, courtesy of Mrs. Eugene A. Stanley, Savannah, Ga.
Georgia's Official Register, J0o7-1958, p. 871.
90"At Darien on 9th inst.. Col. Abisha Thomas [died], age 53 yrs." William
A. Dunham applies, as principal creditor, for administration of the estate of
Col. Thomas, grocer. Col. Mus., 15 Aug. 1804, cited in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 6
(Oct. 1962), 315; iUd., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 380.
9iThis gale of 1804 was the greatest huricane to hit the coastal plantations
of Georgia since 1752. The eye of the storm passed directly over St. Simons
Is. and Darien. At Savannah, Beaufort, and Charleston, damage suffered by
the inhabitants was extensive. Aaron Burr, who was visiting John Couper for
a few hours on St. Simons, wrote an account of the storm which closely
parallels that of Reuben King. All the islands were inundated with water.
About seventy slaves, property of William Brailsford, were drowned while
attempting to escape from Eroughton Is. to the mainland in a boat. Major
Pierce Butler, owner of Butler's Island, fared better due to the "faithful,
judicious and spirited conduct" of his head slave, Morris. As the storm ap-
proached, Morris forced the fi^antic slaves into the only building on the
island. As a result, no lives were lost. David M. Ludlum, Early American
Hurricanes, 1J,92-1S70 (Boston, 1963), 53-55. Davis, Burr, 338-40. Cate, Our
Todays and Yesterdays, 148-51. Lovell, Golden Isls of Georgia, 184-85.
^'^T. Lassen, Curator of the Danes Worldwide Archives, Aalborg, has been
has been unable to find a record of Dr. Plyme. It has been suggested that he
changed his Christian name from Anders or Andreas to the Anglosaxon
form, Andrew. According to Mr. Lassen, the name Plyme is most unusual and
one which he has not encountered in the Danish Archives. Henry Harford,
merchant of Darien, and Dr. George Harral of Savannah apply for adminis-
tration of estate of Dr. Andrew Plym, M.D. of Darien, deceased. T. Lassen,
Curator of Udvandrerarkivet, Aalborg, Denmark, letter, 6 Aug. 1964, to the
editor; Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan., 1963), 381.
93Probably the Paul Hamilton Wilkins, Sr. or Jr., mentioned in the will
of Hampden Wilkins of Liberty Co., Ga., 17 Jan. 1816. Wilson, Annals, I, 39.
94Harriot Mann, daughter of Luke Mann, Sr. of Bryan Co., Ga., was married
to Samuel Douse of Liberty Co., Ga. on 16 Feb. 1807. Bess D. Stanley, "Mar-
riage Records of Liberty County, Georgia, 1785-1895," in The Georgia His-
torical Quarterly, XLI (June and Sept. 1957), 201; Wilson, Bryan Co., 7.
Name spelled Dewse.
SaProbably the Lewis Linder, petit juror of Glynn Co., Ga., early ISOO's.
Cate, Our Todays and Yesterdays, 242-43.
96Evidently the home of Major William Page who died 12 Jan. 1827, aged
63 years; married Hannah Timmons who died 29 Sept. 1826, age 67 years.
Both were buried at Christ Church Cemetery, Frederica, St. Simons Is., Ga.
"Near the close of the eighteenth century Major William Page and his wife,
Hannah (Timmons) Page, having come to St. Simons to visit their friend.
Major Pierce Butler of Hampton, were so charmed with St. Simons that
they decided to make their home here. Accordingly, they purchased Retreat
[plantation]. "Major Page was the son of a planter in Prince William Parish,
South Carolina. He joined the Revolutionary forces at the age of sixteen and
fought under Gen. Francis Marion". Cate, Our Todays and Yesterdays, 124
(for quotation), 277. Lovell, Golden Isles of Georgia, 95. See also index.
97Probably the Thomas Mendenhall, resident of Chatham Co., Ga. in 1802;
Alderman of Savannah, 1808-09; 1810-13; Mayor of Savannah, 6 Sept. 1811 to
25 Oct. 1811, resigned. His will, written 5 April 1817 Vv^as recorded 2 Feb. 1818
in Chatham Co., Ga. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 235. Gamble, Govern-
ment of Savannah, 9, 17. Savannah Historical Research Assoc, Wills, Chat-
ham County, Georgia, 1817-1826, Book F, p. 3, MS, in Georgia Historical
Society Library, Savannah, Ga.
98James Gould, of Rome, N.Y. and Granville, Mass., died 3 Sept. 1852,
aged 80i years, and was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Frederica, St.
Simons Island, Ga. He married Jane Harris who died in Savannali, Ga., in
Jan. 1820i. After receiving liis education in civil engineering at Bangor, Maine,
James Gould worked in N.Y. siate before going to Florida in 1796 to survey
timber tracts. Deciding to remain on the St. Mary's River, he took charge
of the logging and milling of square timber shipped to England. After his
marriage, he and his family remained in Florida until forced to flee to
Savannah during an Indian uprising in 1807. James Gould subsequently
received a U.S. Government contract for construction of a lighthouse on St.
Simons Is., Ga., and in 1810 President Madison appointed him its first
keeper. Following the War of 1812, Gould bought tracts on St. Simons
known as St. Clair and Blank Banks where he spent the remainder of his
days as a planter of Sea Island cotton. According to family tradition, James
Gould's portrait was painted by Gilbert Stuart in New York. The original
was lost during the Civil War, but copies are in possession of Miss Mildred
R. Gould, Greensboro, N.C. and Alfred L. Hartridge, Boston, Mass. "The
Goulds of St. Clair and Black Banks, St. Simons Island, Georgia", notes col-
lected by Mrs. Agnes C. Hartridge and compiled by James D. Gould. Courtesy
of James D. Gould, Brunswick, Ga. ; A. L. Hartridge, Boston, letter, 1 Feb.
1965, to the editor; Daily Georgian (Savannah), 21 Jan. 1820, p. 3, col. 2.
89Probably Rose's Bluff, Florida, located about 4 miles from St. Marys, Ga.
ou the St. Marys River. A. H. Phinney, "The First Spanish-American War," in
Florida Historical Society Quarterly, IV (Jan. 1926), 119.
loovirgil H. Vivion was married to Selina Mary Ann McCall. She was born
3 Oct. 1789, the daughter of Thomas McOall and his first wife, Henrietta
(Fall) McCall, and niece of Hugh McCall volume I of whose History of
Georgia was first published in 1811. Thomas McCall was a prominent planter
in Laurens Co., Ga. Virgil H. Vivion was a resident of Chatham Co., Ga.
in 1802, but evidently removed to Mcintosh Co. soon afterwards and resided
there at least until 1820. In 1830 he was a resident of Leon Co., Fla., and in
1836 he had removed to San Augustine Co., Texas. It was from this latter
place that he gave power of attorney to his son Benjamin S. Vivion to sell
all his Georgia and Florida property. He may have been the Virgil Vivion
mentioned in the Vivion genealogy by Heinemann. Capt. Hugh McCall, The
History of Georgia (reprint Atlanta, 1909), vii; Wood, 1805 Georgia Land
Lottery, 358; 1820 Federal Census Schedule, Mcintosh Co., Ga., 33; 1830
Federal Census Schedule, Leon Co., Fla., 128; Glynn Co., Ga. Deed Book H,
p. 533, abstracted in the Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 10 (Oct. 1963), 620. Historical
Collections of the Georgia Chapters, DAR, Bible records of Lauren Co., Ga., IV
(1932), 159-60. Bertha Sheppard Hart, The Official History of Laurens
County, Georgia, 1801-19 U (Dublin, Georgia, 1941), 495-97. Charles Brunk
Heinemann, "Vivion Family of Virginia," in The Virginia Magazine of His-
tory and Biography, XLVII (Dec. 1939), 63.
loiLeyman Salmon, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga. 1802. William A. Dunham,
administrator of estate of Dr. Lyman Salmon, late of Darien, dec'd., gives
notice to debtors and creditors of estate. Col. Mus., 15 Mar. 1806, cited in
Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 382; Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 302.
i02Abraham F. Powell applies as principal creditor as administrator of the
estate of Thomas MacFall, late of Darien, carpenter. Ibid.
loaprobably the Nathaniel Patch who was married 27 Dec. 1813 in Liberty
Co., Ga. to Mrs. Rebecca Johnson. Stanley, "Marriage Records," 276.
104 John Pray, son of Job and Elizabeth (Turpin) Pray, was born in Provi-
dence, R. I., 22 Jan. 1766, died July 1819 "on board the brig Hunter, about two
miles below Pawtucket in the bay; was a merchant of Savannah, Ga."
(Providence Gazette, 10 July 1819). He was married 1st on 25 May 1786 to
Barbara Maxwell, daughter of James Maxwell, who died at Great Ogeechee,
Ga. in July 1790; married 2nd at Great Ogeechee in Aug. 1792 to Ann
("Nancy") Mann, daughter of Luke Mann, Sr. She died at Savannah, Ga.
in 1827, aged 56 years. During the War of 1812, Lt. Col. John Pray com-
manded the 2nd Regiment of Georgia Militia. He served Bryan Co., Ga. as
Senator in the Georgia Legislature 1807, 1809-13, 1816. His will, written 5
Feb. 1819, was recorded in Chatham Co., Ga. Will Book "P" on 27 July 1819.
The Georgia Gazette, 29 July 1790, 9 Aug. 1792. James N. Arnold, Vital Rec-
ords of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, (Providence, 1905), XIV, 198. Edwin M.
Snow, Birth, Marriages and Deaths Recorded in Prividence From 1636 to 1850
Inclusive, (Providence, 1879), II, 8. Military Record, National Archives,
Washington, D.C. Georgia's Official Register, 1957-1958, p. 906. Mann-Pray-
Hines Papers, Keith Read Collection, in Georgia Historical Society Library.
lOSDr. George Harrell practiced medicine in Savannah and Augusta, Ga.
In 1807 he published the Medicine Chest Book; or Approved direction for the
use, and A compendious account of the qualities and doses, of the medicines
mostly wanted in families, ships and on plantations. Dr. Harrell served on the
Board of Health of Savannah, 1805-06, 1806-07 and was an Alderman of that
city in 1806-07, 1810-11. In April 1799 he was married to Charlotte Wright,
daughter of Edward Wright. Robert Cumming Wilson, Drugs and Pharmacy
in the Life of Georgia, 1733-1959 (1959), 77. Robert B. Austin, Early American
Medical Imprints, 1668-1820 (Washington, 1961), 97. Gamble, Government of
Savannah, 15, 83. Georgia Gazette, 18 Apr. 1799, cited in Ga. Gen. Mag.,
No. 3 (Jan. 1962), 118. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 146.
losseveral members of the Mell family moved from S.C. and settled in
Liberty Co., Ga. during the 1790's. The Mr. Mell mentioned in this Journal
may have been Thomas Mell, sou of William Mell a planter of St. Paul's
Parish, Beach Hill, S.C. Thomas Mell was born 24 Oct. 1761 and died 17
April 1815. He married Mrs. Sally (Sumner) Bacon, widow of William Bacon.
Thomas Mell's home, "Laurel Hill", was located one mile from Midway
Church, Liberty Co., Ga. Dr. and Mrs. P. H. Mell, The Genealogy of the Mell
Family In the Southern States (Auburn, Alabama, 1897), 31-33, 36-38.
lOTFrancis Hopkins, son of Francis Hopkins, British Naval officer, and
Mary (Martinangelo) Hopkins, was born at Bluff ton, S.C. in Nov. 1772 and
died in Mcintosh Co., Ga., 5 May 1821. He married in 1794 to Rebecca Sayre,
who died 3 Aug. 1850, aged 74 years. Both were buried at the Hopkins Ceme-
tery, Crescent, Ga. In 1804, during a trip to Savannah, Ga., . . . "Francis
Hopkins met his friend, Mr. Thomas Spalding, of Darien, who persuaded him
to move to Mcintosh County, Georgia, agreeing to sell to him and a Mr.
Watts, valuable lands overlooking the South Sapelo River, known as "Bel-
ville" [Belleville], besides several island plantations.
"He came, 1805, with his mother, his wife, and the five children born near
Bluffton, to Mcintosh County, and settled first on Sapelo Island, at "Cho-
colate" ("Chatelet"), a plantation he bought, alone, from Mr. Spalding ..."
In 1808 the family moved to the mainland and resided at "Belleville".
Francis Hopkins was a Representative in the Georgia Legislature from
Mcintosh Co., 1807^1814. During the War of 1812, he served as Major in the
2nd Regiment, Georgia Militia commanded by Lt. Col. John Pray. Ida M.
Hopkins, "Sketch of the Hopkins Family of Mcintosh Co., Ga.," Ms, 1911,
courtesy of Mrs. Fred Grundy, Crescent, Ga. Georgia's Official Register,
1957-1958, p. 1175. Headstone inscriptions in Hopkins Cemetery, Crescent,
Mcintosh Co., Ga., copied by the editor; Military record. National Archives,
losprobably the John Fabian, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga. in 1802. Wood,
1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 108.
loopossibly the Thomas McCall who was granted land in Mcintosh Co., Ga.
in 1809. Index to headright and bounty grants, in Georgia Dept. of Archives
iioLt. Colonel John Cooper was married 10 April 1787 in Liberty Co., Ga. to
Elizabeth Gignilliat, daughter of James and Charlotte (Pepper) Gignilliat.
During the Revolutionary War, John Cooper was an active member of the
Liberty County group which organized a "Horse Company" for their defence
against the British. After the war this group was known as the Liberty
Independent Troop. Stanley "marriage records" Agnes Beville Vaughan Ted-
castle, The Beville Family (Boston, 1917), 149-50; Rev. Charles C. Jones,
Historical Address. Delivered to the Liberty Independent Troop, Upon Its
Anniversary, February 22, 1S5G (Savannah, 1856), 8, 10, 12; Ruth Blair,
Revolutionary Soldiers' Receipts for Georgia Bounty Grants (Atlanta, 1928),
83, 85; Wilson, Annals of Georgia, I, 138.
iiiJoseph Clay, son of Colonel Joseph Clay and Ann (Legardere) Clay, was
born in Savannah, Ga., 16 Aug. 1764 and died in Boston, Mass., 11 Jan. 1811.
He was married 25 Nov. 1789 to Mary Savage, daughter of Thomas and Mary
(Butler) Savage of Charleston, S. C. Joseph Clay was graduated from the
College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1784 with highest honors, and three
years later was admitted to the Georgia bar. In 1798 he was a member of the
state convention that framed the Constitution; Judge of the U.S. district
court of Georgia by appointment of President Washington, 1796-1801; con-
verted from the Episcopal to the Baptist Church and was ordained a Baptist
preacher in 1804; Asst. Pastor, First Baptist Church, Savannah, Ga. until
1807; Pastor, First Baptist Church, Boston, Mass. until his resignation in
1809 due to poor health; honorary degree (A.M.) from Brown Univ. in 1806;
trustee of that institution, 1807-1811. Buried in the Granary Burying Ground,
Boston, Mass. William B. Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, (New York,
1816), VI, 487-90; Dictionary of American Biography (see index).
ii2John Milledge, Governor of Georgia, 1802-1806.
ii3Lt. Colonel Jonas Fauche was born in the canton of Neuchatel, Switzer-
land and died at Greensboro, Ga., 16 Mar. 1835, aged 81 years. In 1793 he
married Polly Daniel. Leaving Switzerland for America, Fauche arrived in
New York in 1785, and soon afterward became one of the early settlers of
Greene Co., Ga. He fought against the Indians in 1793-94; was a delegate to
the state convention which adopted the Constitution in 1798; Adjutant Gen-
eral of Georgia, 1796-1806. In 1855 George White wrote, "Colonel Jonas
Fauche, in the early settlement of Greene [County], bore a conspicuous part
in the defence of the frontiers against the Creek Indians. H was a remarkable
man in every respect". Georgia Journal, (Milledgeville, Ga.), 24 Mar. 1835;
Historical Collections of Georgia (New York, 1855), 480, 483; Historical Col-
lections of the Joseph Habersham Chapter, DAR, (Dalton, Georgia, 1902), I,
ii4perhaps James Charles Anthony desVergers, a refugee from the slave
insurrection in Santo Domingo, who died in Mcintosh Co., Ga. by June 1806.
He was married 21 July 1797 in Savannah, Ga. to Martha de la Rue Duvidet,
also of Santo Domingo. desVergers family papers, courtesy of Miss Lillian
desVergers, Savannah, Ga. Col. Mus., 28 July 1797; ibid., 7 June 1806, cited in
Ga. Gen Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 382.
iisMrs. Ann Cole applies for administration of John Cole, late of the
town of Darien, carpenter. Col. Mus., 19 July 180fi, cited in Ga. Gen. Mag.,
No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 383.
iieprobably the Benjamin Collins, resident of Glynn Co., Ga. in 1802; petit
juror, Glynn Co., early 1800's. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 70; Gate,
Our Todays and Yesterdays, 242, 244.
ii7Possibly the James Newton, resident of Mcintosh Co., Ga., in 1802. Wood,
1805 Georgia Land Lottery, 254.
iisprobably the William Clubb, 1st. Lt., Glynn Co., Ga. Militia, 1790; Grand
juror, early 1800's; petit juror, early 180iQ's. Gate, Our Todays and Yesterdays,
235, 242-43. See also index.
ii9Dr. Charles F. Bartlett, a native of Rhode Island, died in Darien, Ga.,
22 July 1806, aged 40 years. ["Columbian Centinel" notes that he was 46
years of age at his death.] He is probably the Dr. Charles F. Bartlett, seller
of medicine and medical supplies in Feb. 1792 in Charleston, S. C. who
planned to operate a hospital there. It is believed that he is the same Dr.
Charles F. Barlett, author of An account of the rise and progress of the
malignant fever, commonly called the yellow fever! which lately appeared in
Newport: — and an account of the treatment that proved most successful in it.
(Printed at Newport, [R.I.] by Oliver Farnsworth, for the author, 1801).
Col. Mus., 30 July 1806, cited in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 372;
Columbian Centinel, (Boston), 16 Aug. 1806; City Gazette, (Charleston, S.C.),
4 Feb. 1792, 30 June 1792. Joseph loor Waring, A History of Medicine in South
Carolina, 1670-1825 (1964), 113, 384; Joseph loor Waring, Charleston, S. C,
letter, 23 Dec. 1964, to the editor. Austin, Medical Imprints, 15.
i20Duncan M'Call, boardinghouse, 138 Washington. New-York Register, and
City Directory (New York, 1805), 304.
i2iAccording to the Fowler genealogy, Russell Fowler, son of Andrew and
Martha (Stone) Fowler, was born in Guilford, Conn., 5 Nov. 1777 and died in
Alabama, 1847. Russell Fowler was Sheriff in Mcintosh Co., Ga., 1814-16.
Christine Cecilia Fowler, The History of the Fowlers (Batavia, New York,
1950), 592-93; General Catalogue, in Georgia Dept. of Archives and History.
i22Mrs. Barbara (Mcintosh) Mcintosh, daughter of Colonel William Mc-
intosh and widow of William Mcintosh of "Mala" (also "Malla" and "Mal-
low"), Mcintosh Co., Ga. whom she married 9 Aug. 1785. Georgia Gazette,
18 Aug. 1785; Read MS in University of Georgia Library.
i23james Fowler, son of Andrew and Martha (Stone) Fowler, who was
born in Guilford, Conn., 9 Nov. 1770. He married 1st Mary Lefferts, and
2nd Mrs. Mcintosh. According to the Fowler genealogy, James Fowler died
in Georgia in 1801. This is obviously incorrect since he is mentioned in this
Journal as late as 31 July 1806. Fowler, History of the Fowlers.
i24Bushrod Washington (1762-1829), son of John Augustine Washington.
He inherited Mount Vernon from his uncle, George Washington, and made it
his home after the death of Martha Washington in 1802. Dictionary of Ameri-
can Biography (see index) ; Eugene E. Prussing, The Estate of George WasTi-
ington. Deceased (Boston, 1927), 60-61.
i25Benjamin Franklin gives credit to Dr. Thomas Bond (1712-1784) for
proposing the Pennsylvania Hospital in 1750. The cornerstone was laid in
1755, the western wing was first used in 1796, the central building in 1805.
William Penn died in 1718. Leonard W. Labaree, ed. and Whitfield J. Bell, Jr.,
assoc. ed.. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin (New Haven, Conn., 1962), IV
108-10; V, 286; Willis P. Hazard, Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia, 1879), 329-30.
i26Possibly the John Ross of Windsor, Conn., who was married in March
1763 to Patience Denslow.Their known children were: Roxanna Ross, born
ca. 1764; James Ross, born ca. 1767; and Sabra Ross, born ca. 1771. Windsor,
Conn, Vital Records, II, 513, 578 (see note 1); Stiles, Ancient Windsor, II,
i27Horace Hinsdale, resident at 9 Cedar, New York in 1807. Between 1815
and 1842 he is listed as a jeweler at various addresses on Broadway. See
Neio-York Register & Directory, 1807, 1815, 1838, 1842-43. Note that a Horace
Hinsdale, aged 75 years, died 1 June 1858 at Oyster Bay, L. I., N. Y. New
York Evening Post, 3 June 1858.
i28The money was probably sent to James Fowler's father, Andrew Fowler,
son of Benjamin and Andrea (Morgan) Fowler. He was born 27 July 1728
and died 8 Oct. 1815 and resided in Guilford, Conn. He was married 30 Oct.
1759 to Martha Stone. James Fowler also had a brother, the Rev. Andrew
Fowler (born 10 June 1760 and died Charleston, S.C, 29 Dec. 1850), but in
1806 he was pastor of Grace Episcopal Church, Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y.
Fowler, History of the Fowlers; Guilford, Conn., Vital Records, II, 164 (see
note 1); Dexter, Graduates of Yale College, IV, 268-71.
i29William G. Williams, died 15 Feb. 1837 aged 60 years. He was married
16 Oct. 1803 at Sharon, Conn, to Tryphena King, who died 5 Feb. 1837, aged 57
years. Both were buried at North Village Cemetery, New Hartford, Conn.
VanAlstyne, Born, 78; Hale MSS, see note 1.
i30Hezekiah Roberts was married 5 Feb. 1805 at Sharon Conn, to Harriet
King. VanAlstyne, Born, 78.
i3iReuben Burnham, son of Thomas Burnham and Mrs. Elizabeth (Story)
Boardman Burnham, was born 22 June 1742 and died 22 Dec. 1812. He was
married to Chloe Fitch, daughter of Joseph Fitch, III and Sarah (Shaler)
Fitch, and sister to Sarah (Fitch) King. Chloe (Fitch) Burnham was born
28 May 1745 and died 27 Nov. 1814. Roderick H. Burnham, The Burnham Fam-
ily (Hartford, Conu., 1869), 85; Stiles, Ancient Windsor, II, 128.
i32Probably Thomas Burnham, son of Reuben and Chloe (Fitch) Burnham,
who was born 12 Oct. 1771 and died 1854. He was married at Hartland, Conn.,
15 June 1794 to Phebe Fairchild. Hartland, Conn., Vital Records, 51 (see note
1); Burnham, Burnham Family, 85.
i33Thomas Kirk was a resident of Mcintosh County, Ga. as early as 1802.
On IG Oct. 1807 his wife Ann, a native of New York, died in Mcintosh
County, Ga. Wood, 1S05 Georgia Land Lottery, 196. Col. Mus., 23 Oct. 1807,
cited in Ga. Gen. Mag., No. 7 (Jan. 1963), 376.
As Reuben King was a tanner by trade, this Journal contains
numerous references to bark, lime, tanning vats, hides, and various
activities connected with the tanning business. Since these activities
occurred almost daily they are not included in the index.
When the index entry consists of a number preceded by the
letter "n," it refers to a footnote number, not a page number.
These footnotes, numbered consecutively, are found on pages
130 through 146.
ABERNATHY (Abernatha), Mr., 124.
ABRAHAMS, Mr., 41.
ALABAMA, n. 121.
ALTAMAHA River, see Altamaha River.
ALBANY, N. Y., n. 4.
ALCORN, Mr., 12.
ALECK (Ellix) Creok, Ga., 121.
ALEXANDRIA ( Allexandra) , Va., 126.
ALEXANDIHA ( Allexandrea) , (packet),
ALLEGHENY (Allegany) Mountain, 6,
ALLEGHENY Co., Pa., n. 22.
ALSTON, Capt., 101.
ALSTON, James, 99.
ALTAMAHA River, Ga., 22, 75, 124,
n. 29, n. 48.
ALLEN, Mrs., marriage of, 96.
ALLEN, Miriam King (sister of
Reuben), 129, n. 1.
ALLEN, Solomon, 129.
ALLEN, Solomon, Jr., n. 1.
ALLEN, William, death of, 78, n. 83.
ALLIGATOR (Alagator) Creek, Ga.,
AMBERSON'S Inn, 18.
AMITSBURGH, Pa., isee Emmltsburg.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., 20.
ARDOCK Plantation, Ga., n. 40.
ARMSTRONG, Robert, 90.
ASH, Mr., 17, 85.
ASHANTILLY, Ga., n. 71.
ASTORIA, Long Is., N. Y.. n. 23.
ATWOOD, Ichobod (Ichobud), en route
to New Conn., 11, n. 19.
AUGUSTA, Ga., 101, 110, 111, n. 105.
AUSTIN, Abigail (wife of Reuben),
1, n. 1.
AUSTIN, Joseph, 1.
BACON, Mrs. Sally Sumner, see Sally
Sumner Bacon Mell
BACON, William, n. 106.
BAILLIE (Balle), ...., 62.
BAILLIE (Bayley), Allen, death of. 36.
BAILLIE (Bailie), George, elected State
Kepresentative, 72, n. 78.
BAILLIE (Bayley), Mr., 23, 100, 113.
BALTIMORE, Md., 1, 18, 19, 127.
BANGOR, Me., n. 98.
BARK of Peru, 31, see also Chinchona
BARKER, Mr., 58.
BARTLETT, Dr., 122, death of, 124,
family of. 125.
BARTLETT, Dr. Charles F., n. 119.
BARTLETT, Lucretia, 125.
P.ARTLETT, Mrs., 125.
BARRINGTON, Ga., 23, 25, 26, 27, 34,
37, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 68, 85, 96, 121,
see also Fort Barrlngton.
BARRINGTON, Catherine, see Catherine
BARRINGTON, Eliza, see Eliza Bar-
BARRINGTON, Lt. Col. Josiah, n. 52.
BARRINGTON, Sarah Williams, n. 52.
BASSETT, Capt., 56.
BASSETT, Capt. William, elected Cap-
tain. 40 ; 48, n. 50.
BATES, Aaron, n. 1.
BATES. Miriam King (sister of
Reuben), widow, 117; n. 1.
BATES, Palmer, 2, 40, 57, death of,
117; n. 1.
BATES, Sarah (sister of Reuben), n. 1.
BAUMANS tavern, 5.
BAYARD, Elizabeth, see Elizabeth
BEAL, Nathaniel, moves to Brunswick,
54 ; n. 62.
BEARD'S Creek, Ga., n. 48.
BEAUFORT. S. C, n. 91.
BKCKWORTHS Inn, 19.
Br:DFORD, Pa., 5, 6, 19.
BEECHER, Abraham, 2.
BEECHER (Beacher) Betty, see Betty
BEECHER (Beacher) Philoman, 12,
BELL, John, moves to Darien with
BELLOW (slave), 109.
BELLVILLE (BelvlUe), Ga., n. 107.
BKN (slave), 68.
BETHLEHEM, Pa., 3.
BETSY (schooner), 83.
BIGALOW, Mr., sloop mentioned, 101.
BIGALOW, Mr. John, sloop owner, 102.
BIRD (Birds), Mr., 99.
BISHOP, Mrs. Jane Hill, see Mrs. Jane
Hill Bishop Mulryne.
BISHOP, Peter Augustus, n. 33.
BISSELL (Bissel), Col., 22.
BISSELL (Bissel), Mary Kibbe, n. 26.
BISSELL (Bissel). Oliver, 22, n. 26.
BISSELL, Samuel, n. 26.
BL.\CK Banks Plantation, Ga., n. 98.
BLu\CKBEARD Island, Ga., 125.
BLACK Island, Ga., 107, 123.
BLACK, Wm., 18.
BLOOMFIELD, Conn., n. 1.
BLUE and Hall Road, Mcintosh Co.,
Ga., n. 52.
BLUFFTON, S. C, n. 107.
BOARDMAN, Elizabeth Story, see
Elizabeth Story Boardnaan Burnham.
BOBY (schooner), 20.
BOGE'S Inn, 13.
BOLTON, Moses, 16.
BOLTON'S wharf, 130.
BOND, Dr. Thomas, n. 125.
BOOTH (Bowth), John, 80.
BOOTH (Bowth), Mr., 81.
BORDBNTOWN, N. J., 4, 7.
BOSTON, Mass., n. 111.
BOSTWICK, Titia, see Titla Bostwick
BOWERES Inn, 17.
BOYD, Rev. Abraham, 15, n. 22.
BOYD, John, n. 22.
BRACKEN (Braken), John. 8, 12, 13,
15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 34, 57.
BRAILSFORD, Elizabeth Jane, see
Elizabeth Jane Brailsford Wood.
BRAILSFORD, Maria Heyward, n. 60,
BRAILSFORD, WUliam, 80, 101, 103,
n. 60, n. 85, n. 91.
BRAKENEYE, Mrs., book store, 11.
BRAKENREDGE, Mr., 12.
BRAMENT, Mr., 2, 3.
BKANDYWINE River, Pa., 127.
BRANTLY & Holzendorf, 60.
BRANTLY, J., 54, 55, 65, 67.
BRANTLY, Jeremiah, 48, 53, 58, 70. 71,
76, illness and death, 93 ; wife, 93 ;
estate of, 99 ; n. 57, n. 81.
BRANTLY, Mr., 25, 36, 40, 41, 43, 50,
52, 57, 79, 88, 110.
BRANTLY, Mrs., 94, 96.
BREAK (Brake) Neck Creek, Pa., 13.
BRICK making, 25, 26, 111.
BRICKS, old, 78.
BROCKWAY, Mary, see Mary Brockway
BROCTON, Mr., 117.
BROOKER (Broker), John, 36, 39.
BROOKER, Joseph, 39.
BROOKER, Mr., 37.
BROOKS (Broocks), ...., 62.
BROOKS, J., juror, 52.
BRORO (Bruro) Neck, Ga., 33; see also
BROTHERS, Susannah, marrtage of, 50.
BROUGHTON Island, Ga.. 25, 51, 52,
54, 58, n. 60, n. 85, n. 91, n. 101.
BROWN, Benjamin, 57.
BROWN, Mr., 37, 100.
BROWN, Simon (Slmlon), 13.
BROWN University, n. 3. n. 111.
BROWNSON (Brunson). Mr., 97.
BRUNSWICK, Ga., 22, 36, 59.
BRYAN Co., Ga., 99, 111, n. 69, n. 94,
BRYAN, Mary Glvens. iii.
BRYANT, Mrs. Phillip W., ill.
BUCANAN, George, 117, 122.
BUCANAN, Mr., 102.
BUELL. Rachel, sw Rachel Buell Starr.
RUFFBE, ...., at Sapelo Point, 22.
BUG, Stephen, 55.
BUIE, John, 118.
BURNHAM, Chloe Fitch (aunt of
Reuben), n. 131, n. 132.
BURNHAM, Elizabeth Story Boardman,
BURNHAM, Phebe Fairchild, n. 132.
BURNHAM, Reuben, 129, n. 131, n. 132.
BURNHAM, Thomas, 129, n. 131, n. 132.
BURR, Aaron, elected Vice President,
20, 21 ; n. 39, n. 91.
BURR, Col. David, n. 16.
BURR, Eunice Osborne, n. 16.
BURR. Walter, 10, n. 16.
BUTLER Co., Pa., 77, n. 21, n. 22.
BUTLER, E., juror, 52.
BUTLER, Frances, n. 38.
BUTLER, Frances Ann Kemble, n. 38.
BUTLER, Maj., 50, schooner mentioned,
51, 54, visits Darien, 58, 62, 104,
BUTLER, Maj. Pierce, 33, 42, 44, 113,
n. 38, n. 91, n. 96.
BUTLER, Mary, see Mary Butler
BUTLER, P., 53, 60.
T'.UTLER, Pierce Mease, n. 38.
BUTLER, Polly Mlddlcton, n. 38.
BUTLER, Sarah, see Sarah Butler
BUTLER, Sir Richard, Baronet, n. 38.
BUTLERS Island. Ga., 29, 36, 43, 54,
59, 68, 69, 73, 74, 75, 77, 79, 81, 86,
104, 107. 112, 119, 124, n. 38, n. 91.
BUTTERMILK Sound, Ga., 41, 51, 56,
CALDER (Caulder, Colder), John, 51,
death of child, 67; n. 51, n. 59.
CALDER, Mary, see Mary Calder Powell
CALDER, Mr., death of wife, 65, 66, 86,
CALDER, Phebe Horton (Haughton),
CALDER. Winewood F. Richey, n. 59.
CAMDEN Co., Ga., n. 66, n. 68, n. 70.
CAMERON (Camron), Robert, 15, 16.
CAMPBELL (Camel), Capt., 125.
CAMPBELL (Cambell), Mr., 124.
CANFIELD, Capt., 3.
CANFIELD, Elizabeth Judson, n. 12,
CANFIELD, Esq., returned from New
(ViNFIELD, Herman (Harmon), re-
turned from New Conn., 10, n. 14.
CANFIELD, Judson, en route to New
Conn., 8, n. 12.
CANFIELD, Mabel Ruggles, n. 12.
CANFIELD, Ohio, n. 12, n. 14, n. 15,
n. IS, n. 19, n. 24.
CANFIELD, Samuel, n. 12. n. 14.
CANFIELD, Titla Bostwick. n. 14.
CANNONS Point, St. Simons Island,
Ga.. n. 82.
CANONSBURG Academy, Pa., n. 22.
CAPE Hatteras (Hatteres), N. C, 21,
CAPE Henry (Henery), Light House,
CAPE Henry (Heniry), Va., 126.
CAPE Lookout, N. C, 126.
CARBERRY, Mr., 127.
CARLETON, Adjutant (Gen.), 51.
CARLISLE, Pa., 5.
CARMEL, ...., 12.
CASE, Mr., 102.
CATHEAD Creek, Ga., 24, 36, 42, 43,
48, 63, 100, 102, 103, 104, 124.
CEDAR Landing, Ga., 42, 43, 48.
CHARLES, ...., mate of Brig Maringo,
CHARLESTON, S. C, 20, 21, 115, n.
52, n. 85, n. 91, n. Ill, n. 128.
CHATELET ("Chocolate"), Sapelo Is-
land, Ga., n. 107.
CHATHAM Co., Ga., n. 25, n. 96, n. 100,
CHESAPEAKE Bay, Md., 126.
CHESTER, Del., 127.
CHESTNUT, Pa., 6.
CHINCHONA barli, n. 34.
CHOONCHE Slip, N. Y., 130.
CHRISTMAS, 17, 36, 57, 76, 95, 114.
CHURCH, Jonathan, 10.
CIVIL War, ii.
CLAPBOARD (Clabboard), Bluff, Ga.,
51 53 57
CLARK,' Mr!, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 85.
CLARK, Robert, 25, 32.
CLARKS Bluff, Ga., 24, 25, 26, 49, 64,
CLAY, Ann Legardere, n. 111.
CLAY, Col., Joseph, n. 111.
CLAY, Joseph, n. 111.
CLAY, Mary Savage, n. 111.
CLAY, Mr., 116.
CLEVELAND. Ohio, n. 24.
CLINTON (Brig), 130.
CLOB (slave), 75.
CLUBB, William, 124, n. 118.
COBB Co., Ga., il.
COCKBURN (Cogburn), Ezeklel, 34,
COLD WELL , tanner, 12.
COLE, Ann, n. 115.
COLE, John, death of, family men-
tioned, 119 ; n. 115.
COLE, Mr., 66, 76, 82, 86, 93.
COLE. Mrs., 124.
COLEBROOK, Conn., 3, 129, n. 10.
COLLINS, Benjamin, leg amputated,
122; n. 116.
COLLINS, John, n. 31.
COLLINS, Mr., 25, 27, 34.
COLUMBIA Co., N. Y., n. 6.
COLWELL (Collwell), Mr., 6, 7.
CONNECTICUT, 35, 40, 110, 123, 124,
see also names of specific places.
COOKE, Eliza, 53.
COOKE, Eliza Barrington, n. 52.
COOKE, William, visits Darien. Ga,,
41 ; visits Mr. Powell, leaves Darien,
42 ; n. 52.
COOPER, Col., 115, 116.
COOPER (Coopper), Elizabeth, 72.
COOPER, Elizab<>th Glgnilllat, n. 110.
COOPER, Lt. Col. John, n. 110, 121.
COOPER, Mr., 42.
COOPER, Mrs. Mark A., lil.
COOPER. Wm., juror, 52.
COPELAND, Mr., 27.
COUNTY Carlow, Ireland, n. 38.
COUPER, Elizabeth, 74, 75.
COUPER (Cowper), John, 106, n. 82,
COUPER, Mr., 49, 61, 76.
COUPER. Rebecca Maxwell, n. 82.
COURT House, Mcintosh Co., Ga., 51 ;
see also Sapelo Main.
COVENTRY, Conn., n. 3.
COWIN, WilUam, 13.
CRAIGER'S Inn, 18.
CRANE, Benjamin, 91, 117.
CRANE, Leslie (Lesle), 37.
CRANE, Mr., 5, 25, 35, 38, 75, 94, 109,
110, 111, 112, 118, 123.
CRAY, Benn, 107.
CRAY, Mr., 87, 92, 114, 126, 127.
CRAY, Scott, 122, 125, 127.
CREEK Indians, n. 113.
CRESCENT, Ga., 11, n. 107.
CROSSMAN, Lucy Strong, n. 3.
CROSSMAN, Rev. Joseph Warren, n. 3.
CROSSMAN, Mr., 103.
CROSSMAN, Rev., 2.
CULBERTSON, James, 5.
CULVERSON, James, 4.
CUMBERLAND Co., Pa., n. 21.
CUMBERLAND High Point, Ga., 59.
CUMBERLAND Island, Ga., 77, 87.
CUNNINGHAM (Cuningham), John, ill-
ness and death of, 67 ; n. 75.
CUNNINGHAM, Mrs., 72.
CUTHBERTSON, Mr., 6, 7.
DAGGETT, Naphtali, n. 1.
DAGGETT, Sarah, see Sarah Daggett
DANIEL, Polly, see Polly Daniel
DARIEN, Ga., i, 11, 5, 21-125; descrip-
tion of In 1801, 22-23; business dull,
121 ; population, poverty of inhabi-
tants, 122 ; n. 1.
DARIEN River, Ga., 43.
DAVENPORT, Frances, ill.
DAVIDSON (Davason), John, 9.
DAVIS, Benedict (Benedick), 4.
DAVIS, Mr., 7.
DEANE, Mr., 26.
DEBUSQUE, Mr., 108.
DELAWARE River, 7.
DELLANO, Capt., 130.
DELONY (Deloney), Mr., 22. 33.
DELONY, Mrs., 99.
DELONY, Patsy, 99.
DELONY (Deloney), WUliam, 22, n. 27.
DENISON, Mary, see Mary Denison
DEN SLOW, Patience, see Patience
DESVERGERS, James Charles Anthony,
DESVERGERS, Lillian, Iv.
DESVERGERS, Martha de la Rue
Duvidet, n. 114.
DEVEREAUX, Mr., 106.
DEWHURST (Duhurst), Mr., 101.
DKWHURST (Duherst), Samuel, 122,
DEWITT (Duett), Mr., 37, 38, 45.
DIVHERST, Mr., 117 ; see also des-
DOBOY Island, Ga., 23, 26, 30, 38, 39,
40, 41, 47, 49, 75, 88, 92, 108.
DOBOY Sound, Ga., 23.
DOMINGO, see Domingo Taldo.
DOUSE, Harriot Mann, n. 94.
DOUSE, Samuel, n. 94.
DOWINGTOWN, Pa., 4.
DRAKE, Dr., 114, 118, performs opera-
DRAKE, Dr. Samuel, 125.
DRIGGERS (Drigers), Ephraim, 23.
DKIGUEUS (Drivers), Job, 23.
DKUMMOND, Mr., 127, tavern, 127.
DUHUKST, see Dewherst.
DUNHAM, Capt., 101, 10.3.
DUNHAM & Co., 121.
DUNHAM, Charles, 63, n. 72.
DUNHAM, McCloud & Miller, 54.
DUNHAM, Martha Mann, n. 69.
DUNHAM, Mr., 41, 42, 49, 56, 71, 80,
85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 92, wife and
sister-in-law mentioned, 95 ; and wife
attend ball, 90 ; and wife mentioned,
97 ; 99, 101, 103, 104, 106, and wife
nientioued, 107; 108, 111, 113, saw-
mill mentioned, 121 ; library men-
tioned, 123, 130.
DUNHAM, Mrs., 43, 97, 103, 111, 118.
DUNHAMS Store, 58, 104.
DUNHAM, Wm., 51, wife mentioned, 53 ;
54, 55, 56, 57, 73, 74.
DUNHAM, WiUiam A., 58, 60, 63, 67,
68, 69, 70, 72, death of child, 74 ;
80, 84, 91, 94, elected Capt. of Militia,
95 ; as Capt., 101 ; 102, 111, 113,
118, Commissioner for Darien, 122 :
123, n. 69, n. 80, n. 88, n. 90, n. 101.
DUNING, Mr., 8.
DUNLOP, James, 8.
DUNLOP, Mr., 9, 10.
DUNNOM, see also Dunham.
DUNNOM, William, n. 72.
DUVIDET, Martha de la Kue, see
Martha de la Rue Duvidet des-
EAST Florida, n. 66.
EDWARDS, Benjamin, 69, 72, marriage
EHRHARDT, Elizabeth, see Elizabeth
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa.. 5.
ELLIOTT, John, n. 55.
ELLIX Creek, Ga., see Aleck Creek, Ga.
EMBURY, Capt., 122.
EMMITSBURG (Amitsburg), Pa., 19.
ENGLAND, n. 52, n. 98.
ENGLISH ships, captured by Spanish,
ENOS (Eno), Daniel, 3, 129, n. 10.
ENOS, Mercy Gillet Manly, n. 10.
ENOS, Chloe Mills, n. 10.
ENOS, Samuel, n. 10
ESTES, Mrs. Arthur J., ill.
EULONIA, Ga., n. 85.
EUROPE, news of peace, 34 ; see also
FABIAN (Phebean), Capt., plantation
FABIAN, Capt. Jonathan, suicide, 44.
FABIAN, Esther (Hetty), Dean Lad-
son, n. 55 ; see also Esther Dean
Ladson Fabian Harford.
FABIAN, John, 115, n. 108.
FABIAN, Jonathan, n. 55, n. 73.
FABIAN, Mr., 22.
FAIRCHILD. Phebe, see Phebe Fair-
FAIRFIELD, Conn., n. 16.
FAIRFIELD, Co., Ohio, n. 20.
FALL. Henrietta, see Henrietta Fall
FARRELL (Ferril), Mr., boat men-
FAUCHE, Lt. Col. Jonas, n. 113.
FAUCHE (Fosh), Maj., 101, 116.
FAUCHE, Polly Daniel, u. 113.
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C, 62.
FERGUSON (Furgison), Jacob, 76.
FILES, Mr., 11.
FINHOLAWAY Creek, Ga., see Phin
Holloway Creek, Ga.
FISHERS Inn, 19.
FITCH, Chloe, see Chloe Fitch Burn-
FITCH, John, n. 1.
FITCH, Joseph, III (grandfather of
Reuben), n. 1, n. 131.
FITCH, Sarah, see Sarah Fitch King.
FITCH, Sarah Shaler (grandmother of
Reuben), n. 1. n. 131.
FITCH, Zalmon, n. 14.
FITZPATRICK, Margaret Louise Crelch-
ton, see Margaret Louise Crlechton
FIVEPOUND (Fivepoun), Ga., 56.
FLORIDA, 41, 105, n. 98, see also East
FLOYD, Gen. John, n. 51.
FLOYD, John Fendin, n. 51.
FOOT, Ellas, 56, 61.
FOOT, ...., 62.
FORT Barrington, 23, n. 30, see also
FORT Frederica, St. Simons Island,
Ga., n. 39, see also Frederica.
FORT Howe, n. 30.
FORT James, 38, 69, 72, n. 48.
FOWLER, Andrew, 128, n. 121, n. 123,
FOWLER, Andrea Morgan, n. 128.
FOWLER, Benjamin, n. 128.
FOWLER, Capt. James, wife mentioned,
125; 128, n. 123, n. 128.
FOWLER, Alartha Stone, n. 121, n. 123,
FOWLER, Mary Lefferts, n. 123.
FOWLER, Mrs. James, n. 123.
FOWLER, Capt. Russell, 125, 127.
FOWLER, Russell, 68, n. 121.
FRANCES, John, tavern mentioned, 127.
FRANKLIN, Benjamin, n. 125.
FRANKLIN, Pa., 17, n. 21.
FREDERICA, St. Simons Island, Ga.,
33, 36, 76, 83, 105, 109, 110, n. 89.
n. 71, n. 82, n. 96, n. 98, see also
FREELAND (Freland), Mr., 82, 86, 92,
FREELAND, Nelly Webb, 104.
FREELAND, Robert, marriage of, 104.
FREELANDS (Frelands) Store. 103.
FREER, Frances, 6.
FREER, Mr., 7.
FREE Vicies. Ga., 109.
FRIENDSHIP (sloop), 26.
FRIST (Friss), Mr., death of, 33.
FROST, Abraham, 5.
FULTON, Capt., 24, 25, 49, 54, 68, 120.
GAGE, Capt., 130.
(JALE, Dr. Moses, n. 4.
GALE, Temperance Worthlngton, see
Temperance Worthlngton Gale Smith.
GALLATINE, Albert, in Congressional
election, 15 ; n. 23.
GARY (Gayrie), Samuel, 38.
GASCOIGNE (Gaskins) Bluff, St.
Simons Island, Ga., 37, 56, 61, 105.
GAY, Daniel, 2.
GENERALS Island, Ga., 52, 57.
GENEVA, Switzerland, n. 23.
GEORGE (sloop), 68, 125.
GEORGIA, 18, see also names of specific
GEORGETOWN, Va., 127.
GIBBS (Gibbes), Mr., 23, 82, 94, 110,
GIBBS, William, n. 84.
GIBBS, Wm., 80.
GIGNILLIAT, Charlotte Pepper, n. 56,
GIGNILLIAT, Elizabeth, see Elizabeth
GIGNILLIAT, Gilbert, n. 40.
GIGNILLIAT, James, n. 56, n. 110.
GIGNILLIAT, Jane Elizabeth, see Jane
GIGNILLIAT, John, 47.
GIGNILLIAT, John May, n. 56.
GIGNILLIAT, Mary McDonald, n. 40.
GIGNILLIAT, Mary Magdalen, see Mary
Magdalen Gisnilliat Nephew.
GIGNILLIAT, Mr., 42.
GILL, Mr., 104, 106, death of, 109.
GILLET, Mercy, see Mercy Gillet Manly
GILLET, Sarah, see Sarah Gillet
GILLSON (Gilson), Eleazer, death of
daughter, 17 ; n. 24.
GILLSON, Fanny, n. 24.
GILLSON, Mary Brockway, n. 24.
GILMETT (Gilmot), see Gullmett.
GLYNN (Glyn), Mr., 34, 100.
GLYNN Co., Ga., 64, 94, n. 35, n. 38,
n. 41, n. 57, n. 62, n. 67, n. 84, n. 95,
GORDON, John, 50.
GORDON, Mrs., 124.
GORMAN, John, 61, 62, 65, 84.
GOSHEN, N. Y., 8, n. 4, n. 24.
GOULD, James, 104, 107, 113, n. 98.
GOULD, James D., iv.
GOULD, Jane Harris, n. 98.
GOULD, Mildred, iv.
GOULD, Mr., 100, 102, 123, 124.
GOULD, Capt. Thomas K., n. 73.
GRAHAM, Dr., 119.
GRANT, Thomas, 55.
GRANVILLE, Mass., n. 97.
GRAY, Mr., 116.
GREAT Ogeechee, Ga., n. 104.
GREEN. Henry, 34, 62, 75, death of, 76.
GRBENBURG, Pa., 7.
GREBNCASTLB, Pa., 19.
GREENE Co., Ga., n. 113.
GREENE, Henry, n. 81.
GREENSBORO, Ga., n. 113.
GRIFPING, Capt., 78, 87.
GUILFORD, Conn., 128, n. 121, n. 123,
GUILMETT, Francis, administrator, es-
tate of Elam Thornton, 31, n. 35.
HA DEN, Mr., 47.
HAGERMAN'S (inn?), 130.
HALE, John, apprentice to Reuben, 88.
HALL. Mr., 103.
HAMLETON'S Tavern, 4.
HAMMON. Capt., 102
HAMMONS, Jacob, 66.
HAMPSHIRE (Hamshare), Mr., 11.
HAMPTON Creek, Ga., 92, 93.
HAMPTON Point, St. Simons Island.
Ga.. 37, 96, 105, n. 38, n. 96.
HARDEN, Capt., 122.
HARDEN, Martin, 101, 102, 122.
HARDEN, Mr., 38, 69, 72, 85, 100, 107,
HARFORD, Esther Dean L a d s o n
Fabian, n. 73.
HARFORD, Henry, store mentioned, 58 ;
65, 66, 79, 80, wedding, 98 ; n. 73,
HARFORD, Mr., 78, 82, 83, 101, 107.
HARPER, L., 57.
HARPER, Leonard, marriage of, 50 ; 60.
HARPER, Mr., 23, death of child, 33 ;
50, 53, 54, 68, 85.
HARRELL, Charlotte Wright, n. 105.
HARRELL (Harrall, Herrald), Dr.,
HARRELL (Harral), Dr. George, n. 92,
HARRIS, Jane, see Jane Harris Gould.
HARRIS, Mr., 32.
HARRISBURG, Pa., 5.
HARRIS (Harrisses) Neck, 124.
HARRISON (Harrisson), Joseph, 13.
HART, Mrs. Thomas C, lii.
HARTFORD, Conn., 68, 125, n. 1.
HARTLAND, Conn., 129, n. 1, n. 132.
HARTRIDGE, Alfred L., iv.
HARTSUCK (Heartsuck), Mr., 85.
HARVE de Grace, Md., 127.
HAUGHTON (also Horton) Phebe, see
Phebe Horton Calder.
HA WES, Lllla M.. iil.
HEATH, Mrs., 103.
HECAVER, Mr., 124.
HEMP. Mr., 99.
HENDERSON, Mr., 100.
HENDERSON, Rev. Mr., 11.
HENDRICK (Hendrake), John, 26.
HENDRICKS (Hendrakes), Mr., 27.
HERDS Island, Ga., 38, 123.
HERTLEY. Mr., 15.
HEYWARD, Col. Daniel, n. 85.
HEYWARD, Jane Elizabeth Gignilliat,
HEYWARD. Maria, see Maria Heyward
HILL, Jane, see Jane Hill Bishop
HILLSIDE, N. Y., n. 6 ; see also Noble-
town, N. Y.
HINSDALE (Hensdale), Horace, 128,
HOBBS, Bias, 18.
HODGE, Mr., 83, preaches sermon in
HOGES, Mr., 69, 72.
HOLLAND, Duett, 36.
HOLLAND, James, 35.
HOLLENBECK, Matthias, 15.
HOLMES, Mr., 42.
HOLSTIEN, D., 114.
HOLSTEIN, Daniel, 73, 76, 87, 124.
HOLSTEIN, Mr., oversees Butler tan
yard, 33; 45, 90, 96, 106, 109, 110,
HOLZENDORF, Charles William
Frederick, n. 46, n. 89.
HOLZENDORF, Elizabeth Ehrhardt,
HOLZENDORF, George, 57, n. 68.
HOLZENDORF, Isaac, 57, n. 68.
HOLZENDORF, John Frederick, n. 46.
HOLZENDORF, Dr. John Frederick,
HOLZENDORF, John L. K., 37, elected
lieutenant of militia, 40 ; juror, 52 ;
death of wife, 68 ; 95, Commissioner,
122; n. 68, n. 76.
HOLZBNDORF. John Lewis Kale, n. 46.
HOLZENDORF, Lt., 48.
HOLZBNDORF, Margaret Louise
Creichton Fltzpatrlck, n. 46.
HOLZENDORF, Mary, n. 89.
HOLZENDORF, Mr., store robbod, 49 ;
51, store mentioned, 58 ; sister men-
tioned, 84 ; 92, plantation mentioned,
94, 96; 107, 108, 110, 114, 119.
HOLZENDORF, Mrs., illness, 67; deati
of, 68, 69.
HOLZENDORF, Sarah (Sally) Martin
Holzendorf, n. 46, n. 76.
HOLZENDORF, Wm., 50, juror, 52 ;
death of, 87 ; burial, 88 ; death of
child, 110; n. 89.
HOMER, Mr., 105.
HONEY Gall Creek, Ga., 41, 43.
HOPE, Mr., 13.
HOPETON Plantation, Glynn Co., Ga.,
HOPKINS, Elizabeth Aurella, see Eliza-
beth Aurella King.
HOPKINS, Francis, ii, n. 107.
HOPKINS, Major, 113, 115, 119, 120.
HOPKINS, Mary Martlnangelo, n. 107.
HOPKINS, Mrs., 119.
HOPKINS, Octavius C, ii.
HOPKINS, Rebecca Sayre, ii, n. 107.
HORN, Mr., 114.
HORNSBY, John, 50.
HORSE Creek, Ga., 42, 43, 81.
HORTON (also Haughton), Phebe, see
Phebe Horton Calder.
HORTON, Wm., juror, 52.
HOSTATER, David, inn mentioned, 19.
HOUSTOUN, Ann Priscilla, see Ann
Priscilla Houstoun Mcintosh.
HOWLu\ND, New Conn., 10, see also
ROWLAND, Ohio, n. 17.
HUDSON River, N. Y., 128.
HULINS, Mr., 17.
HUNT, Abigail King (sister of Reuben),
40, family mentioned, 129 ; n. 1.
HUNT & Lines, 1, 2, 60.
HUNT, Isaac, 2, 40, 48, 57, 59, 80,
113, 129, n. 1, n. 8.
HUNT, J., juror, 52.
HUNT, James, 64, killed by Wm.
HUNT, John, 49, moves family to Sun-
bury, 53 ; 55.
HUNT, Major, 3, 10, 24.
HUNT, Mr., 48.
HUNT, Nabby, see Abigail King Hunt.
HUNT, Wm., death of wife, 106.
HUNTER & Minis (Minus), 77.
HUNTER (brig), n. 104.
HURRICANE of 1804, description of,
90, n. 91.
HUSSEY, George, 19, 20.
HUSSEY & Fisher, 20.
HUSTEN, John, 75.
HYSON, Mr., 116.
IRELAND, 95, n. 22, see also county
IRWIN, John, 11.
IRWIN, Mr., disagreement with Reuben
over wages, 9 ; 12.
IRWIN, Mrs., 13.
IRWIN, William, 6, 7, 13, 16, inn men-
IVY, Turner, 79.
JACOB (slave?), 99.
JAF (slave), 61.
JALAP (jallop), 28.
JAMAICA, Lonfr Island, N. Y., n. 128.
JEFFERSON, Thomas, elected Presi-
dent, 20 ; election celebration in
Charleston, S. C, 21.
JEMIMA (slave), 35.
JEYKEL Island, Ga., 56.
JILLSON, Myrtle M., lit.
JO (slave), 36.
JOHNSON, ...., 48, 78.
JOHNSON, George, 26, 27.
JOHNSON, Mr., 83, 84, 86, 91, 93, 101,
JOHNSON, Rebecca, see Rebecca John-
JOHNSON, Silas, 79, 123.
JOHNSTON'S Inn, 18.
JONES, Judge, 94.
JONES, Matthew, 85.
JONES, Mr., 30, 69.
JONES, Sheriff, son apprehended for
JUDSON, Elizabeth, see Elizabeth Jud-
JUNIATA River, Pa., 5.
KEATING girls, 81.
KEATING house, 94, 120.
KEATING (Keaton), Betty, 64, 65.
KEATING (Keaton, Keton), Mrs., 53.
KEATING (Keaton), Patty, 64, 65, 72.
KEEN, Capt., 128.
KEMBLE, Frances Ann, n. 38, see also
Frances Ann Kemble Butler.
KENNEDY (Kenada), Mr., 47.
KENNEDY (Kenada), ...., Oconee boat
KENNEDY (Keneda), Wm., 103.
KENT. Conn., n. 20.
KIBBE, Mary, see Mary Kibbe Bissell.
KICKLIGHTER, Janie, Iv.
KIDD, Wm., 68.
KIDD, ...., 69.
KING, Abigail (sister of Reul)en), see
Abigail King Hunt.
KING, Abigail Austin (wife of Reuben),
i, 11, n. 1.
KING, Aurella, see Aurelia King
KING, Barrlngton (son of Roswell),
KING, Betty Beacher (Beecher), (wife
of George, Jr.), 129.
KING, Catherine (daughter of Roswell),
KING, Catherine Barrington (wife of
Roswell), 24, has quilting party, 31;
39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 64, accuses Reuben
of bad conduct, 81 ; 96, n. 28.
KING, Eliza Barrington (daughter of
Roswell), n. 28.
KING. Elizabeth Aurelia (daughter of
KING, George (brother of Reuben), i,
ii, administrator, estate of Timothy
King, 2 ; 4, 13, 40, 47, 73, 76, 94,
102, 113, 117, family mentioned, 129,
130, n. 1, n. 8.
KING, George, Jr. (son of George), 2,
40, marriage of, 129 ; 130, n. 9.
KING, Harriet (daughter of George),
see Harriet King Roberts, 129, n. 130.
KING, Jerusha Starr (wife of Thomas),
KING, Martha (step-mother of Reuben),
129, n. 1.
KING, Miriam (sister of Reuben), see
Miriam King Bates Allen, n. 1, and
Miriam King Bates.
KING, Nabby (sister of Reuben), see
Abigail King Hunt.
KING, P. Butler (son of Roswell), n. 28.
KING, Ralph (son of Roswell), n. 28.
KING, Reuben (deceased brother of
Reuben), n. 1.
KING, Reuben, sketch of, 1, ii ; ap-
prenticeship ends, 1 ; describes ill-
ness and death of brother Timothy,
1-2 ; travels from Sharon to Pitts-
burgh, 3-6 ; describes territory between
Sharon and Pittsburgh, 6-7 ; works in
Pennsylvania, 6-18 ; illness of, 13,
14, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 64, 66, 74,
75, 105, 108-09, 110, 112, 118, 119 ;
describes area around Pittsburgh, 14 ;
travels from Penn. to Ga., 18-23 ;
works in Darien, Ga., 23-125 ; visits
St. Marys, Ga., 37, 59, 105 ; dis-
couraged about business, 54 ; juror,
65 ; determines not to extend credit,
77 ; purchases a horse, 84 ; engages
an apprentice, 88-89 ; describes hur-
ricane, 90 ; visits ruins of hurricane,
93 ; describes poor economic condi-
tions of the area, 96 ; contemplates
future plans, 98-99 ; describes cold
weather, 97, 114-15 ; takes celestial
measurements, 114 ; prepares for trip
to Conn., 124-25 ; departs from Darien,
Ga., 125 ; visits Norfolk, 120 ; visits
Washington, 126-27 ; visits Phila-
delphia, 127-28 ; visits New York, 128 ;
visits family and friends in Conn.,
128-30 ; returns to Darien, Ga., 130.
KING, Roswell, sketch of , ii ; 5, 13,
18, family mentioned, 22, 24, 48, 57,
76, 95, 112, 113, 119 ; 23, considers
tanning business, 24 ; makes brick,
25-26 ; 27, 28, 29, 31 ; attends elec-
tion at Newport, 32 ; builds chimney,
33 ; clears fishing place, 34 ; visits
St. Marys, 35, 36; 38, attends Bat-
talion muster at Sapelo, 40 ; visits
Savannah, 40, 41, 42 ; 43, agrees to
superintend property of Maj. Pierce
Butler, 44, 45 ; considers co-partner-
ship with Reuben, 46 ; Illness and
death of son Rufus, 46, 47 ; moves
family to St. Simons Island, 48 ; 49.
50, 51, 53 ; criticized by Reuben, 54 ;
55, 56, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68,
69, 71, 72, 73, 75, 77, wife men-
tioned, 79, 83, 86, 95, 111, 124 ; 81,
90, slave Stephen bound to Roswell,
91 ; 93, 104, 105, 107, 109, 110, 115,
127, n. 1 ; n. 28; n. 38.
KING, Roswell, Jr. (son of Roswell),
n. 28, n. 38.
KING, Rufus (son of Roswell), illness
and death, 46 ; funeral, 47 ; n. 28.
KING, Sarah (sister of Reuben), see
Sarah King Bates.
KING, Sarah Amanda (daughter of
KING, Sarah Fitch (mother of Reuben),
mentioned, 5 ; n. 1 ; n. 120.
KING, Sarah (Sally) Meers (wife of
Thomas), 68, 96, n. 1.
KING, Thomas (brother of Reuben),
6, 21, leaves Darien for St. Marys,
24 ; 28, sends flour to Reuben and
Roswell, 30 ; 31 ; illness of, 33 ; visits
Darien, departs for St. Marys, 38 ;
42, 46, 47, visits Savannah, 51 ; re-
turns to Darien, departs for St.
Marys, 38 ; 42, 46, 47, visits Savan-
nah, 51 ; returns to Darien, departs
for St. Marys, 53; 59, 60, 68, 69, 75,
88, wife and child mentioned, 95 ;
n6, 104, 105, 107, 115, 116, 117, 121,
123, 124, n. 1.
KING, Thomas (son of Roswell), n. 28.
KING, Timothy (brother of Reuben),
illness and death, 1, 2 ; funeral, 2 ;
shop mentioned, 2 ; n. 1, estate of,
KING. Timothy deceased brother of
Reuben), n. 1.
KING, Timothy (father of Reuben), 31,
129, n. 1.
KING, Tryphena (wife of George), 2.
KING, Tryphena Latimer, see Tryphena
KING, Tryphena (daughter of George),
see Tryphena King Williams.
KING, William (son of Roswell), n. 28.
KING'S Old Field, 95.
KIRK, Ann, n. 133.
KIRK (Kuck), Thomas, 125, n. 133.
LADSON, Esther "Hetty" Dean, see
E:;ther "Hetty" Dean Ladson Fabian.
LANCASTER, Ohio, n. 20.
LANCASTER, Pa., 4.
LASSEN. T., ill.
LATIMER, Tryphena (wife of George
King), see Tryphena Latimer King.
LAUREL Hill, Liberty Co., Ga., n. 106.
LAURENS Co., Ga., n. 100.
LEAKE, Jane Martin, n. 71.
LEAKE, Richard, n. 71.
LEAKE. Sarah, see Sarah Leake
LEE. Mr., 104.
LBFFERTS, Mary, see Mary Lefferts
LEGARDERB, Ann, see Ann Legardere
LEON Co., Fla., n. 100.
LEWIS Creek, Ga., 25, 37.
LIBERTY Co., Ga., 1, 97, 107, 115,
n. 33, n. 42, n. 55, n. 72, n. 79, n. 82,
n. 94, n. 103, n. 106.
LILES, Benjamin, n. 53.
T.ILES (Lisle), Benjamin, 42, 74.
LILES. Henry, n. 53.
LILES, Mr., 73.
LILES (Lisles), Thomas, death of, 42,
LIME kiln, 48, 73, 74, 78, 103, 107,
LIINIE loading for brick making, 26, 107.
LIMESTONE, Ky., 6.
LINDER, George, 37, 38, n. 44.
LINDER, Jacob, 85.
LINDER, Joseph, 125.
LINDER, Lewis, 99, n. 95.
LINDER, Messrs., 38.
LINDER, Mr., 23, 24, 25, 27, 34, 35,
37, 39, 40, 41, 50, 65, 73, 85.
LINDER, Peter, 65.
LINDER'S slave, mentioned, 36.
LINES, B., 40.
LINES, Benjamin, 2.
LITCHFIELD, Conn., 2, 3, 129, n. 1,
LITTLEJOHN, Mr., 30, 48. 61.
LITTLE Satilla (Sautllly) River, Ga.,
LITTLE St. Simons Island, Ga., 25, 42,
49, (il, 62, 110.
LITTLETON, Pa., 5.
LLOYD (Loyd), John. 63, 60, 67, 68.
LLOYD (loyd), Mr., illness. 80; death
of. 87 ; n. 88.
LOCKWINNOCH, Scotland, n. 82.
LOT. John, 59, 98.
LOT, Luke, 97.
LOUISVILLE, Ga., 62.
LOWER Bluff, Ga., 124.
LITCY (sloop), 54.
LTIDER. Joseph. 99.
LUDLUM, David M.. iii.
MACKLEDUFF. Danl., 115.
MARTIN, Mrs. Clinton, iv.
McCALL, Duncan, 125, n. 120.
MeCALL, Henrietta Fall, n. 100.
McCALL, Hugh, n. 100.
McCALL, Mr., 87, 115, 116.
McCALL, Selina Mary Ann, see Selina
Mary Ann McCall Vivion.
McCALL, Thomas, n. 109.
McCALL, Thomas, n. 100.
McCARTER, Mr.. 52.
McCLERY, Mr., 11.
McCONNELL (McConel), Capt.. 113.
McCONLEYTOWN. Pa.. 19.
McDonald, Angus (Angris), 33.
McDonald, Charles, n. 40.
McDonald, Esq.. 52.
McDonald. Margaret, n. 40 ; see also
Mrs. Sturling. ^ ^^
Mcdonald, Mary, 28, 39, 45, 09, 85,
n. 40 ; see also Mary McDonald Gig-
Mcdonald, Miss, 46.
Mcdonald. Mr.. 24. ii7, 120, 121,
Mcdonald, Norman, 28, 33, resigned
as Capt., 40; 48, 55, elected Repre-
sentative in Georgia Legislature, 91 ;
107, 116. n. 40.
Mcdonald. Robert, 54, n. 61.
Mcdonald (McDanold), Wm., 76, 85.
McFALL (Mcfall), Mr., 103.
McFxVLL, Thomas, death of. 110 ;
McFERSON (Mcferson), Mr., 9.
McOEE, Mr., 105.
McGEE, Wm., 105.
McGREW(Magrue), Seman, 9.
McGREW (Megrue), Wm., 16.
McIAN (Mcin), ...., 92.
McINTOSH, Ann Priscilla Houstoun,
n. 66. „ ^
McINTOSH (Mcintosh), Mrs. Barbara,
125. n. 122.
McINTOSH Bluff, Ga., 103.
McINTOSH County Academy. Commis-
McINTOSH County Court House, 68,
111, 116, 118. 120, Battalion muster.
122'; n. 49, see also Sapelo Bridge.
McINTOSH County, Ga., i, ii, iii, Iv,
21-125, 130, n. 1, n. 27, n. 31, n. 32,
n. 33, n. 36, n. 38, n. 40, n. 41. n. 44.
n. 45, n. 46. n. 47. n. 49. n. 50. n. 51,
n. 54, n. 55, n. 57, n. 59, n. 60, n. 61,
n. 63, n. 64, n. 65, n. 60, n. 71, n. 73,
n. 74, n. 78, n. 79, n. 83, n. 85, n. 86.
n. 87. n. 88. n. 100, n. 101, n. 107,
n. 108, n. 109, n. 114, n. 117, n. 121,
McINTOSH, Charlotte Pepper Nephew,
McINTOSH, Elizabeth Bavard, n. 66.
M'lXTOSH, George, n. 06.
McINTOSH, Hampden (Hamden), 66,
81, 95, plantation mentioned, 106,
114, n. 74.
McINTOSH, Sgt. John, 50.
McINTOSH, John H.. 56, builds store
in Darlen, 66.
McINTOSH, John Houstoun, land dis-
pute with State of Georgia, 58, n. 60.
McINTOSH. Gen. Lachlan, n. 74.
McINTOSH, Jlargery. see Margery Mc-
McINTOSH, Mr., 85. 97, 99.
McINTOSH. Mrs., n. 123.
]\IcTNTOSH Old Field, 78.
McINTOSH. Roderick (Rory), n. 42.
McINTOSH. Sarah Threadcraft. n. 74.
McINTOSH. William, son of Mrs. James
McINTOSH, Col. William, n. 122.
McINTOSH, William of Mala, n. 122.
McINTOSH, Wlnwood (also Wainwood),
34, n. 42.
McTNTOSHS field, 52.
McKAY, Mr., 107. 109.
McKAY, Wm.. 123.
Mcknight (Mcnlght). John. 9.
McLEOD. John, 56. n. 65.
McLEOD (McLeoad), Mr., 124.
McLEOD, Murdock (Murdoc), 56, 85,
McMillan (McMllln, McMlllen). John.
35. 49. 52. 56. 62.
:McMILLAN. Malcolm (Malcholm). 62.
McMillan (McMillen), Mr., 36.
Mcpherson, see Mcferson.
McSPARRAN(McSparin), Mr., 18.
:\IADIS0N, President, n. 98.
MAHONING Co., Ohio, n. 12, n. 24.
MAJOR, Joseph. 101.
MaKEE, Wm., 6.
MALA (also Malla, Mallow). Planta-
tion, Ga., n. 122.
MALEPORT (schooner), 53.
MANLY. Mercy Gillet, see Mercy Glllet
MANN, Ann "Nancy," see Ann Mann
MANN, Harriot, 97; see also Harriot
MANN, Luke, n. 69.
MANN, Luke, Sr., n. 94, n. 104.
MANN, Martha, see Martha Mann
Dunham, n. 69.
MANN sisters, 98.
MARIANA Plantation, Ga., n. 66.
MARINGO (brig), 61, 63.
MARION, Gen. Francis, n. 96.
MARRCHEW (Marceau?), Capt., 83.
IMARTIN (Martain), Capt., 20, 21.
MARTIN, Jane, see Jane Martin Leake.
MARTIN, Mrs. Clinton, iv.
MARTINANGELO, Mary, see Mary
MASSACHUSETTS. 103 ; see also names
of specific places.
MATHER. Jerusha, see Jerusha Mather
MAXWELL, Barbara, see Barbara Max-
MAXWELL, James, n. 104.
MAXWELL, Rebecca, see Rebecca Max-
MAXWELL, Thomas, 78.
MAY, James, 98.
MAY Hall Creek, Ga., see Mllhall Creek.
MEADVILLE, Pa., 12, 13, 15.
MEASE, Dr. James, n. 38.
ME.VSE, Pierce, n. 38 ; see also Pierce
MEASE. Sarah Butler, n. 38.
MECKLENBURG Co., Va., 87.
jNIEERS, Sarah, see Sarah Meers King.
MEERS, Sarah Daggett, n. 1.
MEERS (Mears), Mr., 96.
MKERS, Solomon, n. 1.
MELL, Mr., 111.
MELL, Sally Sumner Bacon, n. 106.
MELL, Thomas, n. 106.
MELL. William, n. 106.
MENDENHALL, Thomas, n. 97.
MENDBNHALL, Thomas, Jr., 104.
MERCERSBURGH, Pa., 19.
MEItCER'S Inn, 7.
MERRITT, Mr., 69.
MIDDLETON, Polly, see Polly Middle-
MIDDLETON, Thomas, n. 38.
MIDWAY. Ga., n. 73, n. 106.
MILLHALL (May Hall?) Creek, Ga.,
MILLEDGE, Gov. John, 116, n. 112.
MILLER, Thomas, 106.
MILLER'S Inn, 4.
MILLS, Chloe, see Chloe Mills Enos.
MILLS, Eli, li.
MINERS Creek, Ga., 83.
MOLL Clarks River, Ga., 22.
MONDAY, Isaac, 57 ; see also Isaac
MONDAY, Mr., 26.
MONONGAHEL.\ River, Pa., 6, 12.
MONTFORD (also Muntford), Capt., 68.
MONTFORD, Maj., 51.
JNIOODY, Moses, 40, leaves Darien, 41.
MOON bow, description, 72, n. 77.
MOORE'S Inn, 19.
MORGAN, Andrea, see Andrea Morgan
MORGAN, Capt., 45.
MORGAN, Josh., 112.
MORRIS, Benjamin, 58, 59.
MORRIS, G., 53.
MORRIS, Gear, 55.
MORRIS (Morrlce), George, 51, burned,
57 ; death of, 57, 58 ; burial, 59 ; 60.
MORRIS, Mr., 25, 29, 31, 32, 52, 55.
MORRIS, store mentioned, 58.
MORRIS (slave), n. 91.
MORRISON'S (Morrisson's) wharf, 23.
MT. Vernon, description of, 126 ; n. 124.
MULRYNE, Esq., 123, 124.
MULRYNE (also Mulrine), James, 28,
MULRYNE, Jane Hill Bishop, n. 33.
MULRYNE, Mr., death of daughter,
112: family mentioned, 112.
MUNDEN, Isaac, n. 67 ; see also Isaac
NARROWS, The, 23.
N.ASSAU, 68, 70, n. 75; see also New
NBAL. Macurcine, 94.
NEPHEW, ..... 62.
NEPHEW. Charlotte Pepper, see Char-
liftte Pepper Nephew Mcintosh.
NEPHEW, James, 74, elected Senator
in Georgia State Legislature, 91 ;
n. 74 ; n. 79.
NEPHEW, Mary Magdalen GlgnilUat,
NEPHEW, Mr., 116, 118, 120, 124.
NEPHEW, Peter, n. 79.
NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, n. 113.
NEW Britain, Conn., n. 7.
NEW Connecticut, 8, 10, 11 ; see also
NEW Rnglanders, i.
NEW Hartford. Conn., n. 120.
NEWHOPE Plantation, Ga., 25.
NEW Jersey, 97, 109.
NEW Jersey College, n. 111.
NEW London, Conn., 10, 78.
NEWMAN (Numan), ...., 43.
NEW Milford, Conn., 2, n. 12, n. 14.
NEWPORT, Ga., election held, 32.
NEW Providence, 68, see also Nassau.
NEWTON, James, n. 117.
NEWTON, Mr., 123.
NEW York, N. Y., 3, 4, 7, 86, 111, 112,
124. 125, 128, 130, n. 12, n. 66, n. 113,
NICOLAU (Nicolau), Capt., 61.
NICOLAU, Capt., 63.
NIGLY, Jacob, 12.
NOBLETOWN, N. Y., 2, see also Hill-
side, N. Y.
NORFOLK, Va., 126.
NORTHAMPTON Co., N. €., n. 53.
NORWICH, Conn., n. 37.
NOTH, Capt. Thom., sloop mentioned,
O'BERRY (Obry), Mr., 26.
O'BERRY (Obry), Reuben, 55, n. 63.
O'BRIEN, Capt., John, 22.
OCONEE (Ocone) River, Ga., 39.
OGEECHEE Ferry, 123.
OGEECHBE River, Ga., 107.
OGLETHORPE. Gov., n. 39.
OHIO. n. 13, see also names of specific
OIL Creek, Pa., 17.
OLD Fort Bluff, Ga., 66.
OLD Town, Ga., 33, 41, 59, 124, n. 39 ;
see also Frederica, St. Simons Island,
O'NEAL, Capt. Joseph, 1.
ORANGE Co., N. Y., n. 24.
OSBORNE, Eunice, see Eunice Osborne
OYSTER Bay, L. L, N. Y., n. 127.
PAGE, Hannah Tlmmons, n. 96.
PAGE, Maj. William, n. 96.
PAGE, Mr., 103, 108.
PARK (Parks) , 48, 49, 61, 69, 101.
PARK (Parks), E., 65, 115.
PARK, Erastus, 50, 69, 101.
PARK (Parks), Mr., 50, 55, 56. 74,
PARKER, Mr., 115, 123.
PARKER, Joseph, 116, 122, 123, 124.
PARSONS, Mr., 56.
PA SONS, Ephraim, discusses co-partner-
sliip with Reuben, 40.
PATCH, Nathaniel, 110, n. 103.
PATCH, Rebecca Johnson, n. 103.
PATTEN (Paten), George, 125.
PATTEN (Paten), Mr., illness and
PAWTUCKETT, R. I., n. 104.
PAYNE, Mrs. Ralph M., iil.
PEAL, Frederic. 18.
PEAT ..... 62.
PEAT, Reuben, 56, 61, 100.
PEAT (Peet). Wm., 56. 61. 100.
PECK house. 2.
PECKHAM. Capt. William, 21. 22.
PEGGY ..... 84.
PELICAN Bank, 61.
PENN, Wm., 128.
PENNSYLVANIA. 4-19; see names of
PENNSYLVANIA Hospital. 128 ; n. 125.
PEPPER, Charlotte, n. 110 ; see also
Charlotte Pepper GignilUat.
PEPPER, Jane May, n. 56.
PERCY, Henrietta, see Henrietta Percy
PERSONS (Person, Persans), James, 37,
39, 118, n. 45.
PERSON, Mr., 33.
PHEBEAN, see Fabian.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., 4, 7. 83. 102.
127, 128, n. 38.
PHILLIPS (Phllps), Mr., 27.
PHIN Holloway (Flnholaway) Creek.
PIKES Bluff, St. Simons Island, Ga.,
PINE Harbor, Ga., n. 1.
PINE Island, Ga., 35, 42, 73.
PITMAN (Pittman), Jeremiah, n. 83.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., i, 3, 6-13, garrison
mentioned, 7 ; Irish mentioned, 14 ;
description of, 14 ; 15, 16, 17. 18, 20,
34, 57, 77, n. 24.
PLUM Orchard (plumborch), 36. 37.
PLUM Orchard Creek. Ga., 105.
PLYME. Dr.. 75. 92.
PLYME, Dr. A., death of, 93 ; estate
PLYME, Dr. Andrew, n. 92.
POISELEY'S Inn, 19.
POLLY (schooner), 34, 43, 54.
PORTAGE Co., Ohio, n. 15.
PORTER, Dr., 111.
PORTSMOUTH, Va., Navy yard men-
POTOSI (Plantation), Ga., n. 60.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y.. 3, 51, 53, 60,
70, 128, 130.
POURS. J., 42, 45.
POURS, Mr., 42, 43, 45.
POURS, Rob, 44.
POWELL (Powel), A., 51, 95.
POWELL (Powel), A. B., juror, 52.
POWELL, Abraham, elected Capt. of
militia, 27 ; 29, 37, 43, 63, 67, 73,
POWELL, Abraham F., n. 32, n. 102.
POWELL (Powel), A. F., juror, 52.
POWELL (Powel), Alexander, 82, leg
amputated, 123; n. 86.
POWELL, Allen, elected Ensign, 40 ; 42,
POWELL, Allen Beverly, n. 32, n. 51,
POWELL, Ensign (Insn.), 48.
POWELL, Mary Calder, n. 51.
POWELL, Mr., 25, 38, 42, 83.
POWERS .-, 50.
POWERS, Esq., 12.
POWERS, Joseph, 48.
POWERS, Mr., carpenter, 41, 83, 98.
POWERS, Mrs., 50.
POWERS, Robert, 43, 67, 73, n. 54.
PR.\Y, Anil "Nancy" Mann. n. 104.
PRAY, Barbara Maxwell, n. 104.
PRAY. Elizabeth Turpln, n. 104.
PRAY, Job, n. 104.
PRAY, Col. John, 1, n. 51.
PRAY, Lt. Col. John, n. 104, n. 107.
PRAY, Maj., 111.
PRESIDENT of New Bedford (sloop),
PRESQUE Isle, 8.
PRICE, Dr., 122.
PRICHARD ...., 62.
PRICHARD, James, 71, 72, death of,
75 ; 76. 80.
PRINCETON University, n. 111.
PRINCE William Parish, S. C, n. 96.
I'ROFFIT, Capt. Charles, 61.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., n. 104.
QUARTERMAN, Leonora, Iv.
RANDOLPH, Capt.. 26. 28, 39, 50.
RANDOLPH, John F., n. 36.
RANDOLPH, Mrs., 31, 36, 47.
RANGER, David, 38.
RAY (Rae), John, 120.
RAY (Rae), Mr., 40, 68, 73, 77. 82. 83.
94, 99, 103, 104, 106, 112.
RAY, William, guardian of John Hale,
88-89; 101, 111.
READSTONE (Pa,?), 13.
REDDOCK, John, 101.
REDDOCK, Wm., 101.
REED. Col.. 18.
REED (Read). John, 13, inn mentioned,
REED, Mr., employs Reuben, 15.
REED (Read), Robert, 13, family In-
noculated for small pox, 14.
REED, Col. Robert, 16, 77, n. 21.
REISTERTOWN, Md., 19.
REPRESS ...., 87.
RETREAT Plantation, Ga., n. 96.
REVOLUTIONARY War Soldiers men-
tioned, n. 19, n. 23, n. 24, n. 26,
n. 59, n. 69, n. 96.
REVOLUTIONARY War, mentioned, 1,
n. 30, n. 38, n. 40, n. 74, n. 96, n. 110.
REYNOLDS, Smith, 16.
RHODE Island, n. 119 ; see also names
of specific places.
RICE, cutting, 54 ; machine. 111.
RICEBORO (Riceborough), Ga., Ill,
RICHEY, Wlnewood F., see Winewood
F. Richey Calder.
ROACH ...., 44, 45, 46.
ROACH, Mr., 43, 44.
ROACH, S., juror, 52.
ROBERTS, Harriet King (daughter of
George), 129, n. 130.
ROBERTS, Hezekiah, 129, n. 130.
ROBERTS, Mr., 2.
ROBERTS, Wm., 77, death of, 97.
ROBERTSON, Capt., 71.
ROGERS. Dr.. 74.
ROGERS, Ichabod, 2, n. 5.
ROGERS, Mr., 82.
ROGERS, Sarah Gillet, n. 5.
ROHM, Mr., 5.
REISTERTOWN (Rolstertown), Md.,
ROME, N. Y., n. 96.
ROMEO (slave), 39.
ROSE'S (Rowes) Bluff. Fla.. 105. n. 99.
ROSS ..... 115.
ROSS, James, n. 126.
ROSS, John, family mentioned, 128 ;
ROSS, Patience Denslow, n. 126.
ROSS, Reuben, 113.
ROSS, Roxanna, n. 126.
ROSS, Sabra, n. 126.
ROSSITTBR (Rossetter), Appleton, 32,
34, store mentioned, 41 ; n. 37.
ROSSITTER, Dr. Appleton Wolcott,
ROSSITTER, Mr., store mentioned, 43 ;
79, S3, 86, 88; wife mentioned, 84, 88.
ROSSITTER, Mary Dennison, n. 37.
ROSSITTER & Street, store, 48 ; 52, 53,
50, 57, 58, 63, 77, 95.
ROSWELL, Ga., founded by Roswell
King, ii ; n. 1.
ROWES Bluff, Fla., see Rose's Bluff,
RUGGLES, Mabel, see Mabel Ruggles
RUSSELL ..... 11, 13, 16, 121.
RUSSELL, Betsey Williams, n. 7.
RUSSELL, E., 8, 15, 27, 28, 31, 35, 36,
38, 40, 49, 51, 53, 58, 60, 70, 111,
112, 115, 124, 129.
RUSSELL, Emanuel, 2, 3, 4, 7, 17, 19.
36, 38, 44, 102, 118, n. 7.
RUSSELL, Mr., 57, 102, 117, 119.
ST. Andrews Sound, Ga., 59, 105.
ST. Augustine, Fla., 53.
ST. Clair Plantation, Ga., n. 98.
ST. Domingo, 61.
ST. John, Mabel, see Mabel St. John
ST. Pauls Parish, Beach Hill, S. C,
ST. Peter Point, Ga., 36.
ST. Marys, Ga.. 24, 30, 31. 33, 35. 36,
37. 38, 39, 45, 46. 49. 53, 55, 59. 60,
61. 08. 69. 71, 88. 96, 105, 106, 115,
116, 118, 123, 124, n. 1, n. 46, n. 52,
ST. Marys River, n. 98, n. 99.
ST. Simons Sound, Ga., 59.
38, 41, 44, 45, 46, 48, 50, 51, 54, 57,
61, 63, 64, 70, 76, 80, 81, 83, 90, 92,
96. 97, 103, 105, 109, 110, 115, 119,
120, 124, n. 39, n. 85, n. 91, light-
house, n. 98.
ST. Simons Island, Ga., 59.
SASSER. Linda S., lii.
SPENCB. Dr. T. H., ill.
STANLEY. Mrs. Eugene A., iv.
SALISBURY, Conn., 2, 129, n. 3.
SALMON, Dr., 67, 73, 74, 79, 84, 86.
SALMON, Dr. Lyman (also Leyman),
109. n. 101.
SAN Augustine Co., Texas, n. 100.
SANDS, Mr.. 105.
SANSAVILLE. Ga., 26, sawmill men-
SANTO Domingo, slave insurrection,
SAPELO. Ga., 51, 53, 73, 84, 103, 107,
see also Mcintosh Co., Ga. Court
SAPELO Bridge, 79, 84, 125, see also
Mcintosh Co., Ga. Court House.
SAPELO High Point, 125.
SAPELO Island, Ga., 36, 40, 85, 91,
108, 124, n. 71, n. 107.
SAPELO Main. Ga., 33. see also Broro
SAPELO Point, Ga., 22.
SAPELO River, Ga., 22, 125.
SAPELO Sound, Ga., 22.
SARATOGA Springs. N. Y., n. 73.
SAVAGE, Mary, see Mary Savage Clay.
SAVAGE, Mary Butler, n. 111.
SAVAGE. Thomas, n. 111.
SAYBROOK, Conn., n. 4.
SAYRE, Rebecca, see Rebecca Sayre
SAVANNAH, Ga., 19, 21, 34, 36, 39,
40, 41, 42, 48, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 64,
67, 71, 77, 86, 97. 107, 109, 111, 112,
115, 126, 128, 130, n. 25, n. 46. n. 83,
n. 91, n. 92, n. 97, n. 98. n. 104,
n. 105, n. 107, n. Ill, n. 114.
SAVANNAH Road, 63, 95.
SCARBOROUGH & Cooke, merchants,
SCOFIELD, Mrs., death of, 109.
SCOTLAND, n. 40, see also names of
SCOTTS Inn, 19.
SCRINBRS Inn, 19.
SEA Horse (schooner), 78, 92, 115.
SEMECA oil, 17.
SETTLES, Mr., 77, 87.
SHALER, Sarah, see Sarah Shaler
SHANKLIN, Robert, death of, 95.
SHARON, Conn., 1, 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 16, 76,
80. 102. 128, 129, n. 1, n. 129, n. 130.
SHARP, John, 99.
SHARP. Joshua, son mentioned, 102.
SHARP. Mr., 102.
SHAVER ...., 87.
SHAVOO, Mr., 92.
SHAW, Mr., 11.
SHERMON, Capt., 77, 81.
SHERMON. Daniel, 74, 113.
SHERWOOD, Mr., 124.
SHIELDS, Jane, death of, 110.
SHIELDS, Mrs., death of daughter, 110.
SHIELDS, Wm., 64, kills James Hunt,
65 ; 72, 73, death of wife and child,
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa., 5.
SHISTOWN, Pa., 6, 19.
SHRUB, making of, 113.
SILLWELL, Mr., 114.
SIMSBURY, Conn., 117.
SIRUS (slave), 35.
SISCLE, Mr., 13.
SMALL, Aln., 17.
SMALLPOX, Innoculatlon, mentioned,
SMITH ..... 64, 65.
SMITH, Capt., 54, 55.
SMITH. Rev. Cotton Mather, n. 4.
SMITH, James, 52.
SMITH, Jerusha Mather, n. 4.
SMITH, Rev., 2 ; death of wife men-
SMITH, Deacon Samuel, n. 4.
SMITH, Mrs. Temperance, death of, 10.
SMITH, Mrs. Temperance Worthington
Gale, n. 4.
SMITH'S Wharf, 20.
SMITH, Wm., jailed for killing Thomas
Weeks, 53 ; found guilty of murder,
SNEED, Mr., 119.
SOMERSET (Summerset), Pa., goal, 6.
SOUTH Amboy, N. J., 4, 7.
SOUTH Carolina, n. 46. n. 106 ; see
also names of specific places.
SOUTH Sapelo River, n. 107.
SPALDING, James, n. 71.
SPALDING, Margery Mclutosh, n. 71.
SPALDING, Mrs., 80.
SPALDING, Sarah Leake, n. 71.
SPALDING, Thomas, 62, elected Sena-
tor in Georgia Legislature, 72 ; 107,
n. 40, n. 71, n. 107.
SPANISH prize ship, displayed at Rose's
Bluff, Fla., 105.
SPILLERS (Spelers) ..... 37, 39, 99.
STANTON, Capt., 34, 42, 54.
STARR, Daniel, n. 1.
STARR, Jerusha, see Jerusha Starr
STARR, Rachel Buell, n. 1.
STEEL, William, 8.
STKLLS Hotel, 127.
STEPHEN (slave), 23, 24, 26, 37, 38.
40, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52,
53, 55, 58, 60, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70,
71, 73, 81, 84, bound to Roswell King,
STILLWELL, Mr., 117, store mentioned,
STONE, Martha, see Martha Stone
STONINGTON, Conn., 34, 54, n. 37.
STRASBURG, Pa., 5, 7.
STREET, G., 112, 118.
STREETT, Geoe., 112.
STREET, George, 75, 76, elected En-
sign of militia, 95 ; Commissioner of
Darlen, 122; n. 69, n. 80.
STREET, M., 44.
STREET, Mr., 40, 41, 42, 48, 49, 50, 51,
52, 53, 110, 113.
STREET, R., 58.
STREET'S house, 115.
STRIPLING, Mr., 104, 113.
STRONG, Lucy, see Lucy Strong Cross-
STUART, Mr., death of, 123.
STURGEON'S Inn, 10.
STURLING, Dr., n. 40.
STURLING, Mrs., 40, 41, 47, 69, 70,
84, 85, 88, 94, 107, death of, 122;
son and daughter mentioned, 122 ;
see also Margaret McDonald, n. 40.
SUFFIBLD, Conn., n. 4.
SUMMERLIN, Betsy, 55.
SUNBURY, Ga., 53, 98, n. 73.
SUSQUEHANA River, Pa., 5, 127.
SUTTON, Mr., 57, 84, 103.
SUTHERLANDS (Surtherlins) Bluff,
Ga., 22, 125.
SWILEY, John, 47.
SWILEY, Mr., 33.
SYLVA, Peter, death of, 58; burial, 59.
TALDER (Taldo?), House, 117, 120.
TALDO, Domingo, boat mentioned, 45 ;
marriage, 55 ; 58, 59, 61, 62.
TALDO, Peggy Tucker, 55.
TANEYTOWN (Tawneytown) , Md., 19.
TATE. Mrs. Susan B., ill.
TATTNALL (Tatenall), Gov. Joslah, 50,
TAUNTON, Mass., n. 3.
TAWNEYTOWN, Md., see Taneytown,
TAYLOR, Miss, 76.
TAYLOR, Mr., drowned, 96.
TELFAIR Co., Ga., n. 32.
TH ., John, 61.
THOMAS, Col. Abisha, n. 90, see also
Col. Abraham Thomas.
THOMAS, Col. Abraham, death of, 87,
88 : burial, 88.
THOMSON, John, 86.
THOMSON, Joseph, 86.
THOMSON, Mr., 84.
THORNTON, E., estate of, 48.
THORNTON, Elam, death of, 30; store
mentioned, 31 ; estate of, 34, 83, n. 35.
THORNTON, Mr., 26.
THREADCRAFT, Sarah, see Sarah
THREE Mile Cut, Ga., 51, 78, 93.
THREE Sisters (sloop), 22.
THURSTON (Thuston), Dr., 35.
TIDE Island, Ga., 53, 54, 57, 60, 93,
110, rice machine mentioned, 111 ;
TIMMONS, Hannah, see Hannah Tlm-
TOBIAS, Calvin, en route to New
Conn., 11 ; n. 18.
TOM sailor, death of, 71.
TOWNSEND, Mrs. A. O., ill.
TRUMBLE, Gov. Jonathan, 2.
TRUMBULL Co., Ohio, n. 17.
TUCKER, Peggy, see Peggy Tucker
TURKEY Camp Plantation, Ga., 116.
TURNER, Capt., 56.
TURNER, S., juror, 52.
TURPIN, Elizabeth, see Eliza-
beth Turpin Pray.
TWIGGS Co., Ga., n. 1.
TWINING, Capt., 37, 77, 115, 118.
TWINING, Capt. Nath., 78.
UFFORD, Benjamin, 100.
UFFORD, Mr., 97.
UNGUINTUM, n. 11.
VINCE ...., 104.
VIRGINIA, n. 80 ; see also names of
VIVION & Howard, 113, 114, 117, 118.
VIVION, Benjamin S., n. 100.
VIVION, Mr., 110, 111, 120.
VIVION, Selina Mary Ann McCall,
VIVION, V. H., n. 69, n. 80.
VIVION, Virgil, 109.
VIVION, Virgil H., Commissioner, 122;
WAGGONTOWN, Pa., 4.
WALDO, Bradford, 10, 16, n. 15.
WALDO, Cyprian, n. 15.
WALDO, Hannah, n. 15.
WALDO, Mr. and wife, 8.
WALKER, Aurella King, 11.
WALKER, Rev. Elnathan, 11.
WALKER, James, li.
WALKER, Mr., 33, 85, 95, 98.
WALL, Mr., 105.
WALL, Richard, 105.
WALLACE, John, 120.
WANESBURGH, Pa., see Waynesboro,
WAR of 1812, i, n. 51, n. 73, n. 98,
WARD, Mr., 34.
WARING, Joseph I., M.D., 111.
WARREN, Ohio, n. 17.
WASHINGTON, Bushrod, 126, n. 124.
WASHINGTON City (D. C), 126.
WASHINGTON, Gen., 2.
WASHINGTON, President George, 126,
n. 2, n. Ill, n. 124.
WASHINGTON, John Augustine, n. 124.
WASHINGTON, Martha, n. 124.
WATTS, Mr., n. 107.
WATTS, Thomas, 99.
WAYE, Capt., 81.
WAYNE CO., Ga., n. 53.
WAYNESBORO (Wanesburgh), Pa., 19.
WEBB, ...., 51.
WEBB, George, 99.
WEBB, Mr., 30, 36, 38, 45, 47, 64, 72,
74, 78, 84, 86, 88, 94.
WEBB, Nelly, married, 104.
WEBB, William, n. 47.
WEBBS Field, 74.
WEEKS, ...., 48.
WEEKS, Thomas, shot and killed, 52.
WESTERN Reserve, n. 13 ; see also
WESTLY Horn, also Westley-horn, 35.
WESTMORELAND Co., Pa., n. 22.
WHITE, Mr., 71.
WHITE. Mrs. Alene Lowe, Hi.
WHITEHALL slip, N. Y., 4.
WILKES Barre (Wilkesbarre), Pa., 19.
WILLIAMS, Betsey, see Betsey Wil-
liams Russell, n. 7.
WILLIAMS, James, 5, 6.
WILLIAMS, Mr., 59.
WILLIAMS, Richard F., 21, n. 25.
WILLIAMS, Sarah, see Sarah Williams
Barrington, n. 52.
WILLIAMS, Thomas, 21, 22.
WILLIAMS, Thomas F., n. 25.
WILLIAMS, Tryphena King (daughter
of George), 129, n. 129.
WILLIAMS, William G., n. 129.
WILMINGTON, Del., 127.
WILSON, Capt., 105.
WILSON, Margaret, death of, 74.
WILKINS, Hampden, n. 93.
WILKINS, Paul H., 97.
WILKINS, Paul Hamilton, Jr., n. 93.
WILKINS, Paul Hamilton, Sr., n. 93.
WILKINS, Saml., 25.
WINCHESTER, Md., 19.
WINDSOR, Conn., i, 129, n. 1, n. 126.
WOLF Island, Ga., 63, 108.
WOOD, Elizabeth Jane Brallsford, n. 60.
WOOD, Jacob, 51, 62, 84, 100, n. 60.
WOOD, Maj., 113, 116.
WOOD, Mr., 95.
WOODBURY, Conn., 2.
WOODRUFF, George, n. 70.
WOODRUFF (Woodroof), Mr., 59, 130.
WOODWORTH, Capt., 115.
WORTHINGTON, Rev. William, n. 4.
WOSTER (slave), 60.
WRIGHT, Charlotte, see Char-
lotte Wright Harrell.
WRIGHT, Edward, n. 105.
WYCHE, Mr., 118.
YALE College, n. 1, n. 4, n. 12. n. 128.
YARBOROUGH, Mr., 42.
YORK (schooner), 71.
YOUNG, Daniel, 85.
YOUNG, Moses, 85.
YOUNG, Moses, Sr., n. 87.
ZANE, Wm., 4.